misdemeanour

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

misdemeanour (plural misdemeanours)

  1. (UK) See US spelling misdemeanor for definitions.

Usage notes[edit]

The modern standard spelling in British English is misdemeanour, but misdemeanor has been occasionally used in the past for the sense "one who misdemeans, a miscreant".

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.