Definition of Misdemeanour

1. Noun. A crime less serious than a felony.




Definition of Misdemeanour

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of misdemeanor) ¹

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Literary usage of Misdemeanour

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1. Palmer's Index to the Times NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1904)
"2.1 ; 4 e — Downer James, and others, for misdemeanour, 5 a 12 a • Drunkenness Persons for, 12 о 2 « — Dry. WA, and another for Stealing, 3 m 6« »— Edwardes ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A person charged with misdemeanour is entitled to bail (see ... An arrest for misdemeanour may not be made without judicial authority except under specific ..."

3. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"... misdemeanour, the defendant calls no witnesses, the counsel for the prosecution, except in the case of the attorney general, is not entitled to a reply. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Penal Code makes it a misdemeanour, punishable by a fine of $200 or by imprisonment for ninety days, to utter profane language in the presence or ..."

5. A History of the Criminal Law of England by James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS OF TUE SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; COMMON LAW AND STATUTE LAW ; TREASON, FELONY, AND misdemeanour. FROM the subject of criminal ..."

6. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain (1858)
"appropriate to or for his own use such property, or any part thereof, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanour. 3. If any person intrusted with any power of ..."

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