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misdemeanor  misdemeanour  infraction  infringement  violation
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A crime less serious than a felony WordNet 3.0
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A crime less serious than a felony WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A misdemeanor is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Wikipedia
"lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems Wikidata
A crime less serious than a felony. OmegaWiki
A crime usually punishable upon conviction by a small fine or by a short term of imprisonment. In the USA, misdemeanants usually are incarcerated in county jail for less than one year, but felons usually are incarcerated in state or federal prison for more than one year. Crimes which are punishable by large fines or by longer imprisonment are sometimes called felonies. Wiktionary