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misdemeanour

noun [C] UK (US misdemeanor)     /ˌmɪs.dɪˈmiː.nər/ US  /-nɚ/
an action that is slightly bad or breaks a rule but is not a crime: sexual/youthful misdemeanours Every week, as children, we were beaten for some minor misdemeanour.Unsuitable and unacceptable
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