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 ?
Leandra's youth furnished an excuse for her fault, at least with those to whom it was of no consequence whether she was good or bad; but those who knew her shrewdness and intelligence did not attribute her misdemeanour to ignorance but to wantonness and the natural disposition of women, which is for the most part flighty and ill-regulated.
From time to time d'Urberville exhibited a sort of fierce distress at the sight of the tramping he had driven her to undertake by his misdemeanour.
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.