misdemeanour

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misdemeanour

(ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə) or

misdemeanor

n
1. (Law) criminal law (formerly) an offence generally less heinous than a felony and which until 1967 involved a different form of trial. Compare felony
2. any minor offence or transgression
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misdemeanour - 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

misdemeanour

noun offence, misconduct, infringement, trespass, misdeed, transgression, misbehaviour, peccadillo She knew nothing about her husband's misdemeanours.
Translations

misdemeanour

misdemeanor (US) [ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnəʳ] Nfechoría f (Jur) → delito m menor, falta f

misdemeanour

[ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər] misdemeanor (US) n
(= wrong action) → écart m de conduite
Emily knew nothing about her husband's misdemeanours → Emily ne savait rien des écarts de conduite de son mari
his financial misdemeanours (= wrongdoing) → ses délits financiers
(US) (= crime) → infraction f

misdemeanour

, (US) misdemeanor
nschlechtes Betragen or Benehmen; (Jur) → Vergehen nt, → Übertretung f; she was guilty of a slight misdemeanour at the partysie benahm sich auf der Party leicht daneben

misdemeanour

misdemeanor (Am) [ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnəʳ] ninfrazione f, trasgressione f, misfatto
References in classic literature ?
It showed Pearl in an unwonted aspect Heretofore, the mother, while loving her child with the intensity of a sole affection, had schooled herself to hope for little other return than the waywardness of an April breeze, which spends its time in airy sport, and has its gusts of inexplicable passion, and is petulant in its best of moods, and chills oftener than caresses you, when you take it to your bosom; in requital of which misdemeanours it will sometimes, of its own vague purpose, kiss your cheek with a kind of doubtful tenderness, and play gently with your hair, and then be gone about its other idle business, leaving a dreamy pleasure at your heart.
Though she was just as sharp that day as on the day before, and was in and out about the donkeys just as often, and was thrown into a tremendous state of indignation, when a young man, going by, ogled Janet at a window (which was one of the gravest misdemeanours that could be committed against my aunt's dignity), she seemed to me to command more of my respect, if not less of my fear.
Wopsle's Roman nose so aggravated me, during the recital of my misdemeanours, that I should have liked to pull it until he howled.