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1. A misdeed.
2. Law A criminal offense that is less serious than a felony and generally punishable by a fine, a jail term of up to a year, or both.


(ˌmɪs dɪˈmi nər)

1. a criminal offense less serious than a felony.
2. an instance of bad behavior.


An offense that is less serious than a felony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misdemeanor - a crime less serious than a felony
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
breach of the peace, disorderly behavior, disorderly conduct, disturbance of the peace - any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
false pretence, false pretense - (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
indecent exposure, public nudity - vulgar and offensive nakedness in a public place
bearing false witness, lying under oath, perjury - criminal offense of making false statements under oath
sedition - an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
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The results of his last year in office do not seem particularly positive: Organized crime and common crime are on the rise in many parts of the country, even in some places where the problem did not exist at the beginning of his government.
The case had been closed in 2009 when it was determined to be a common crime.