from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A misdeed.
  • n. Law An offense less serious than a felony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.
  • n. A crime less than a felony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.
  • n. In law, an offense of a less grave nature than an indictable felony. See crime and felony.
  • n. Mismanagement; mistake in management or treatment.
  • n. Synonyms Misdeed, misconduct, misbehavior, trespass, transgression, misdoing.
  • n. See crime and offense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a crime less serious than a felony


mis- +‎ demeanor (Wiktionary)



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