misdemeanor definition

  • noun:
    • A misdeed.
    • Law An offense less serious than a felony.
    • A crime typically punishable upon conviction by a small fine or by a brief term of imprisonment. Crimes which are punishable by big fines or by longer imprisonment are called felonies.
    • Ill behavior; bad conduct; fault.
    • A crime not as much as a felony.
    • Ill behavior; wicked conduct; fault.
    • In law, an offense of a less grave nature than an indictable felony. See criminal activity and felony.
    • Mismanagement; error in management or treatment.
    • Synonyms Misdeed, misconduct, misbehavior, trespass, transgression, misdoing.
    • See criminal activity and offense.
    • a crime less really serious than a felony

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