misdemeanour

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misdemeanour

(US), misdemeanor
Criminal law (formerly) an offence generally less heinous than a felony and which until 1967 involved a different form of trial
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Her husband, however, upon this second misdemeanour, immediately sought and obtained a divorce, and, not long after, married again.
Mr Boffin took her down, and saw her driven away, with her poor little red eyes and weak chin peering over the great apron of the custard-coloured phaeton, as if she had been ordered to expiate some childish misdemeanour by going to bed in the daylight, and were peeping over the counterpane in a miserable flutter of repentance and low spirits.
The Dubai Appeals Court granted bail to Al Boom on the same conditions that were set by the Dubai Misdemeanours Court earlier.