misdemeanor

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  • Hyphenation: mis‧de‧mean‧or

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mis- +‎ demeanor

Mis (prefix) against, opposing and 'demeanor'. See 'demeanor' for further explanation.

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misdemeanor (plural misdemeanors) (US)

  1. (law) A crime usually punishable upon conviction by a small fine or by a short term of imprisonment. Crimes which are punishable by large fines or by longer imprisonment are usually called felonies.

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