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[mis-di-mee-nuh nt]
  1. a person who is guilty of misbehavior.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for misdemeanant

Historical Examples

  • At college he had put him down for a weakling—unballasted, misdemeanant.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives

British Dictionary definitions for misdemeanant


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