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MISDEMEANOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misdemeanor mean? 

MISDEMEANOR (noun)
  The noun MISDEMEANOR has 1 sense:

1. a crime less serious than a felony

  Familiarity information: MISDEMEANOR used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MISDEMEANOR (noun)


Sense 1misdemeanor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crime less serious than a felony

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

infraction; misdemeanor; misdemeanour; violation; infringement; offense; offence

Hypernyms ("misdemeanor" is a kind of...):

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "misdemeanor"):

breach of the peace; disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; disturbance of the peace (any act of molesting or interrupting or hindering or disquieting or agitating or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled)

false pretence; false pretense ((law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation)

indecent exposure; public nudity (vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place)

bearing false witness; lying under oath; perjury (criminal offense of making false statements under oath)

sedition (an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government)


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