misdemeanant

[ mis-di-mee-nuh nt ]
/ ˌmɪs dɪˈmi nənt /

noun

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

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Origin of misdemeanant

First recorded in 1810–20; misdemean + -ant
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Example sentences from the Web for misdemeanant

  • 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

criminal law (formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanourCompare felon 1
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