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Definition of misdemeanor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    misdemeanor

     noun
    (misdemeanour) noun
    NAmE//ˌmɪsdɪˈminər//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) an action that is bad or unacceptable, but not very serious youthful misdemeanors
  2. 2 (law) a crime that is not considered to be very serious compare felony