petty crime Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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petty crimenoun [C or U]

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a ​type of ​crime that is not ​consideredserious when ​compared with some other crimes: pettycrime such as ​shoplifting
(Definition of petty crime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “petty crime”
in Chinese (Simplified) 轻微犯罪,轻罪…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輕微罪行,輕罪…
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