a person who is guilty of misbehavior.
Law. a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor.

1810–20; misdemean + -ant

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misdemeanant (ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnənt)
criminal law Compare felon (formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanour

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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.
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