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  • n. Alternative spelling of misdemeanor.

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

  • n. a crime less serious than a felony


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Prove the intent, and the misdemeanour is complete.

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  • What it may change is the overall volume of arrests, since a felony is more likely to lead to a court case than a misdemeanour, which is what most prostitution charges currently qualify as.

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  • Like Watts has so got to be punished for her 'misdemeanour', even though she's been 'enlightened' ...

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  • After I had relocked my cell doors and cleaned up all evidence of the 'misdemeanour'

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  • Knowing that the English authorities dealt very severely with this kind of misdemeanour, he promised them a goodly sum in damages, and sent them forward to Calcutta by the next train.

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  • A furious Alonso has not held back in his criticism of Hamilton's actions in illegally overtaking the safety car in Valencia, as well as his vilification of race stewards 'tardiness in reaching their decision to punish him for it and what he regarded as the subsequent lenient nature of the drive-through that the McLaren-Mercedes star received for his misdemeanour, meaning that for having dutifully' respected the rules ', the

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  • Because the Palestinians have a legitimate grievance (which they do), every 'misdemeanour' of their political representatives is to be overlooked or excused: this includes anti-Semitism, programmatically encased; anti-democratic practices of every stripe; torture of political opponents (torture exactly as lamented and condemned, and correctly so, when countenanced by a Western government); and now war crimes.

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  • Teacher pierces bamboo stick in boy's hand for his "misdemeanour"

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  • "misdemeanour" although he was heading the Moral Regeneration

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  • "misdemeanour" under that statute, any person who should wantonly and needlessly destroy the old monumental and architectural relics of his country.

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