WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
mis•de•mean•or /ˌmɪsdɪˈminɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. Lawa criminal offense less serious than a felony.
  2. an instance of misbehavior.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]ˌmis•deˈmean•our. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

misdemeanour, US misdemeanor /ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə/ n
  1. (formerly) an offence generally less heinous than a felony and which until 1967 involved a different form of trial
  2. any minor offence or transgression



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