- a person who is guilty of misbehavior.
- Law. a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor.
Origin of misdemeanant
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At college he had put him down for a weakling—unballasted, misdemeanant.Satan Sanderson
Hallie Erminie Rives
- criminal law (formerly) a person who has committed or been convicted of a misdemeanourCompare felon 1
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