1. misdemeanour

noun. a crime less serious than a felony.


  • perjury
  • false pretence
  • infraction
  • disturbance of the peace
  • criminal offense
  • public nudity
  • sedition
  • offense
  • false pretense
  • infringement
  • violation
  • breach of the peace
  • misdemeanor
  • bearing false witness
  • crime
  • law-breaking
  • disorderly behavior
  • disorderly conduct
  • criminal offence
  • offence
  • indecent exposure


  • defence

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Sentences with misdemeanour

1. Noun, singular or mass
Petty theft is a misdemeanour, meaning that it is a crime punishable by less than one year in jail.

2. Verb, base form
Owners cannot have a felony or misdemeanour conviction that is directly related to duties and responsibilities of operating a pawnshop.