Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who has committed a misdemeanor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who commits a misdemeanor; a person guilty of a petty crime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One guilty of a misdemeanor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who commits misdemeanors

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Examples

  • The issue was whether a domestic violence misdemeanant can be criminally convicted for possessing a gun if the jury decides that he poses no threat of violence, after the defendant raises the issue as an affirmative defense.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Tenth Circuit split on gun ban for misdemeanants:

  • An analysis of good time allowances in Connecticut correctional facilities and the effects on misdemeanant and felon sentences (Research report of the Connecticut Department of Correction) by Donald M Parker

    Who Gets to Vote? State's Struggle to Register Veterans, Felons and Minorities

  • That venerable political firebrand had been adjudged guilty of contempt of court and had been sentenced to seven days 'imprisonment as a first-class misdemeanant.

    Recollections With Photogravure Portrait of the Author and a number of Original Letters, of which one by George Meredith and another by Robert Louis Stevenson are reproduced in facsimile

  • He was, I understand, at one time a firstclass misdemeanant in Glencree reformatory.

    Ulysses

  • And it was done, the transformation accomplished; his inability to refrain from interfering had encompassed his downfall, had changed a peaceable and law-abiding alien within British shores into a busybody, a trespasser, a misdemeanant, a-- yes, for all he knew to the contrary, in the estimation of the Law, a burglar, prime candidate for a convict's stripes!

    The Black Bag

  • There, to the humiliation and surprise of the Lintons, the lame little vagrant was discovered to be Miss Earnshaw, and her fellow-misdemeanant, "that strange acquisition my late neighbour made in his journey to Liverpool -- a little Lascar, or an American or Spanish castaway."

    Emily Brontë

  • A first example of the influence more directly exercised by the new ideas in penal legislation is furnished by the proposal already realised in the penal laws of Holland, Italy, &c., of two parallel systems of punishment by detention -- one for the graver and more dangerous crimes, and the other, "simple detention," or custodia honesta ( "as a first-class misdemeanant"), for contraventions, involuntary offences, and crimes not inspired by the baser passions.

    Criminal Sociology

  • There was no doubt of the misdemeanant, for Buonespoir returned to De Carteret from St. Brieuc the gabardine of one of his retainers, in which he had carried off the stolen delicacies.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • There was no doubt of the misdemeanant, for Buonespoir returned to De Carteret from St. Brieuc the gabardine of one of his retainers, in which he had carried off the stolen delicacies.

    Michel and Angele — Volume 1

  • There was no doubt of the misdemeanant, for Buonespoir returned to De Carteret from St. Brieuc the gabardine of one of his retainers, in which he had carried off the stolen delicacies.

    Michel and Angele — Complete

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