Definition of "misdemeanor"
  1. A less serious crime, punishable by up to a year in jail, such as petty theft, first-time drunk driving or not reporting an accident
How to use "misdemeanor" in a sentence
  1. He was sentenced to six months in jail for the misdemeanor of petty theft.
  2. First-time drunk driving is often classified as a misdemeanor, not a felony.
  3. Leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it might result in a misdemeanor charge.

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