misdemeanour Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"misdemeanour" in British English

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misdemeanournoun [C]

UK (US misdemeanor) uk   /ˌmɪs.dɪˈmiː.nər/  us   /-nɚ/
an ​action that is ​slightlybad or ​breaks a ​rule but is not a ​crime: sexual/​youthful misdemeanours Every ​week, as ​children, we were ​beaten for some minor misdemeanour.
(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   us   /ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər/
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.
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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)
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