Meaning of “misdemeanour” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “misdemeanour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misdemeanour" in Business English

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misdemeanournoun [ C ]

UK US misdemeanor uk /ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər/ us

US LAW in the US, a crime that is less serious and has a less severe punishment than a felony (= a serious crime such as killing someone, stealing large amounts of money, etc.):

Violations of the fishing regulations may be considered a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the severity of the offense.

HR, WORKPLACE an action that is slightly bad or breaks a rule, but is not a crime:

Under the contract, an employee can argue that he should not be fired for a minor misdemeanour.

(Definition of “misdemeanour” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)