Meaning of “misdemeanor” in the English Dictionary

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"misdemeanor" in American English

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misdemeanornoun [ C ]

us /ˌmɪs·dəˈmi·nər, ˈmɪs·dəˌmi-/

a crime considered to be one of the less serious types of crime:

He was convicted in court on a misdemeanor charge.

(Definition of “misdemeanor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)