- of or relating to the lowest or first in a series.
- of or relating to the highest or most serious in a series.
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Examples from the Web for first-degree
Brown was arraigned Wednesday on the charge of first-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.Is She a Killer?
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