Misdemeanor

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Definition

a misdemeanor (US), a misdemeanour (UK): an infraction, an offense
noun
A 'misdemeanor' ('misdemeanour' UK) is a category of crime or infraction considered less serious than a 'felony'. In many common law judicial systems, 'misdemeanors' are punishable by short jail sentences, fines and temporary restrictions of civil liberties, and do not usually go to trial.

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