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Definition a crime less serious than a felony
  • In that state, one year is the maximum prison time for a misdemeanor.
misdemeanor = a crime less serious than a felony
  • She was charged with a misdemeanor for throwing an egg at her neighbor's door.
  • misdemeanor = a crime less serious than a felony
  • The witnesses saw the assault, and the victim had some marks on her consistent with what they saw. This is a fairly clear-cut case of misdemeanor assault.
    Sean Whitcomb
  • ...we have already made some other arrests on steroid charges. Even though these (new) cases are misdemeanors, we consider them serious and we want our investigation to be thorough.
    Steve Cole
  • It was a misdemeanor and it's in the record, Judge.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • misdemeanor = a crime less serious than a felony
  • In Maycomb County, hunting out of season was a misdemeanor at law, a capital felony in the eyes of the populace.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • misdemeanor = a crime less serious than a felony
  • We deeply regret the 1998 conduct, which has resulted in a federal misdemeanor charge.
    Sidney Taurel (Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company)
  • Then out came the truth all in a breath, just as he used to bolt out his boyish misdemeanors, and then back up against the wall ready to take the consequences.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  An Old-Fashioned Girl
  • When they flashed a mug shot of Marcus with a few details of his prior misdemeanor charges, she turned off the TV.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The usual bail for such a misdemeanor would be $500.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • He had done time for a string of misdemeanors.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • The President can be impeached, tried, and if convicted of treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, removed from office.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Did I tell you as I was tried, alone, for misdemeanor, while with Compeyson?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He looked at Basta as he said this, and Basta bowed his head as if all the misdemeanors of the last few days weighed heavily on him.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Such misdemeanors needed discriminating treatment, firm but reformatory, with no hint of injustice, and full proof of guilt.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • "Keep Your Class B Misdemeanor off My B Cups," Mia says, quoting one of the movement's more ridiculous slogans between gasps of laughter.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Poor Jo looked abashed, and silently chafed the end of her nose with the stiff handkerchief, as if performing a penance for her misdemeanors.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • His clothes are a little freaky maybe, but that's a misdemeanor here, not a felony.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Is the respondent Andrew Johnson guilty or not guilty of a high misdemeanor as charged in this Article?
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Three drug possessions, two misdemeanor thefts, three prostitution convictions.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client

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