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misdemeanor
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
a crime less serious than a felony
  • Such misdemeanors needed discriminating treatment, firm but reformatory, with no hint of injustice, and full proof of guilt.
    Chapter 9 (60% in)
  • The crop-lien system which is depopulating the fields of the South is not simply the result of shiftlessness on the part of Negroes, but is also the result of cunningly devised laws as to mortgages, liens, and misdemeanors, which can be made by conscienceless men to entrap and snare the unwary until escape is impossible, further toil a farce, and protest a crime.
    Chapter 9 (29% in)

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