Definition of misdemeanour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English misdemeanor) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər//
    Types of crime
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  1. 1(formal) an action that is bad or unacceptable, but not very serious youthful misdemeanours
  2. 2 (law, especially US English) a crime that is not considered to be very serious compare felony See related entries: Types of crime