misdemeanor

[n] - a crime less serious than a felony
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Misdemeanor

Mis`de¬∑mean'or noun 1. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault. Shak. 2. (Law) A crime less than a felony. Wharton. » As a rule, in the old English law, offenses capitally punishable were felonies; all other indictable offenses were misdemeanors. In common usage,...
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misdemeanor

misdemeanour noun a crime less serious than a felony
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Misdemeanor

• (n.) A crime less than a felony. • (n.) Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.
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misdemeanor

misdemeanor 1. A crime which is less serious than a felony and resulting in a less severe legal punishment. 2. A relatively minor misdeed.
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misdemeanor

Criminal offenses which are less serious than felonies, conviction of which carry with them lesser punishments than a felony offense.
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misdemeanor

misdemeanor, in law, a minor crime, in contrast to a felony. At common law a misdemeanor was a crime other than treason or a felony. Although it might be a grave offense, it did not affect the feudal bond or take away the offender's property. By the 19th cent. serious crimes were labeled felonies, a...
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Misdemeanor

A minor crime (as opposed to a felony). A crime - less serious than a felony - which is punishable by fine or imprisonment in a city or county jail rather than in a penitentiary. This term is used to express every offence inferior to felony, punishable by indictment, or by particular prescribed proceedings; in its usual acceptation, it is applied.....
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Misdemeanor

(n) Misdemeanor is the lower degree crimes like petty theft, simple assaults, driving with alcohol, traffic violations, public nuisance etc, which dose not warranty severe action and punishments but are dealt with fine and punishment for smaller term.
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misdemeanor

n. a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year. Misdemeanors are distinguished from felonies, which can be punished by a state prison term. They are tried in the lowest local court such as municipal, police or justice courts. Typical misdemeanors include: petty theft, disturbing the peace, simple assault and batte...
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Misdemeanor

A misdemeanor (also spelled misdemeanour) is any `lesser` criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty or summary offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary .....
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misdemeanor

Criminal offenses generally punishable by fine or limited local jail term, but not by imprisonment in penitentiary. Compare felony.
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Misdemeanor

An offense punishable by not more than one year in county jail and/or $1,000 fine.
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Misdemeanor

Offenses less serious than felonies and generally punishable by a fine or imprisonment less than one
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Misdemeanor

A crime, less serious than a felony, punishable by no more than one year in jail. Petty theft (of articles worth less than a certain amount), first-time drunk driving, and leaving the scene of an accident are all common misdemeanors.
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misdemeanor

a crime less serious than a felony
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