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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 of misdemeanant
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; misdemean + -ant
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  • At college he had put him down for a weakling—unballasted, misdemeanant.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives
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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