misdemeanour
chiefly British variant of misdemeanor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • misdemeanour — mis‧de‧mea‧nour [ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə ǁ ər] , misdemeanor noun [countable] 1. a bad or unacceptable action that is not very serious, at least from a legal point of view 2. LAW a crime that is not as serious as a felony (= very serious crime such as… …   Financial and business terms

  • misdemeanour — a crime that was not punishable by death and forfeiture. See felony. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • misdemeanour — is spelt our in BrE and misdemeanor in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • misdemeanour — (US misdemeanor) ► NOUN 1) a minor wrongdoing. 2) Law a non indictable offence, regarded in the US (and formerly the UK) as less serious than a felony …   English terms dictionary

  • misdemeanour — [[t]mɪ̱sdɪmi͟ːnə(r)[/t]] misdemeanours (in AM, use misdemeanor) 1) N COUNT A misdemeanour is an act that some people consider to be wrong or unacceptable. [FORMAL] Emily knew nothing about her husband s misdemeanours. ...his financial… …   English dictionary

  • misdemeanour — UK [ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə(r)] / US [ˌmɪsdɪˈmɪnər] noun [countable] Word forms misdemeanour : singular misdemeanour plural misdemeanours formal a) an action that is bad or wrong, but not in a serious way Try to look on whatever happened as a little… …   English dictionary

  • misdemeanour — n. to commit a misdemeanour * * * [ˌmɪsdɪ miːnə] to commit a misdemeanour …   Combinatory dictionary

  • misdemeanour — mis|de|mea|nour BrE misdemeanor AmE [ˌmısdıˈmi:nə US ər] n 1.) formal a bad or unacceptable action that is not very serious ▪ Alfred beat his children for even the smallest misdemeanour. 2.) law a crime that is not very serious →↑felony …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misdemeanour — BrE, misdemeanor AmE noun (C) 1 formal a bad or unacceptable action that is not very serious: Alfred beat his children for even the smallest misdemeanour. 2 law a crime that is not very serious compare felony …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • misdemeanour — mis|de|mean|our [ ,mısdı minər ] the British spelling of misdemeanor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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