Definition of 'misdemeanour'
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There are too many people serving short spells for crimes such as minor financial misdemeanours. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You may already have heard the worst of his crimes and misdemeanours. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The misdemeanour offence carries a maximum jail term of a year. The Sun (2009)They will also be targeted for minor misdemeanours such as littering. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The solutions to online crimes and misdemeanours will not be devised by my generation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tens of thousands of drivers will be able to avoid penalty points for minor misdemeanours under plans being drawn up by police. Times, Sunday Times (2012)First you have to be certain of your facts about this woman's past misdemeanours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Taking trivial misdemeanours for political crimes - it could be a definition of liberal democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As his successes at the game grow, so his past misdemeanours will fade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In city traffic, a minor misdemeanour has to occur sometimes for common sense reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A charge could be brought as a felony or misdemeanour. The Sun (2011)I ask if he was at all nervous about detailing past crimes and misdemeanours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I understand his misdemeanours included serious breaches of discipline such as when to return to the team hotel. The Sun (2010)High crimes and misdemeanours indeed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She also made claims against officers, who she says were not suspended for more serious misdemeanours than the accusation against her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His reputation, already tarnished from past misdemeanours, was shredded beyond repair. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. misdemeanour is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'misdemeanour'
British English: misdemeanour NOUN
A misdemeanour is an act that some people consider to be wrong or unacceptable.
She knew nothing about her husband's misdemeanours.
Definition of misdemeanour from the Collins English Dictionary
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