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mis•de•mean•or



Pronunciation: (mis"di-mē'nur), [key]
n.
1. Law.a criminal offense defined as less serious than a felony.
2. an instance of misbehavior; misdeed. Also, esp. Brit.,mis"de•mean'our.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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