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misdemeanant

[mis-di-mee-nuh nt] /ˌmɪs dɪˈmi nənt/
noun
1.
a person who is guilty of misbehavior.
2.
Law. a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; misdemean + -ant
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Examples from the web for misdemeanant
  • For those on probation, please note there have been many changes regarding misdemeanant offenders who wish to move out of state.
  • As with the misdemeanant population, unsuccessful closures were largely due to technical violations.
  • County jails are responsible for the housing of misdemeanant prisoners.
  • As a county court judge, she launched the misdemeanant drug court, which remains operational to date.
British Dictionary definitions for misdemeanant

misdemeanant

/ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnənt/
noun
1.
(criminal law) (formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanour Compare felon1
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