[ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːn], [ mˌɪsdɪmˈiːn], [ m_ˌɪ_s_d_ɪ_m_ˈiː_n]
How to use "Misdemean" in context?
Misdemean is defined as an intentional act that goes against what is clearly accepted as the standard of conduct or as a correct interpretation of the law. A misdemeanant is someone who commits a misdemeanour.
Misdemean offences can include a broad range of offences such as serious traffic offences, criminal offences like assault or vandalism, as well as regulatory offences like drinking in public or smoking in public. In some cases, the punishment for a misdemeanour depends on the severity of the offence, with slap-on-the-wrist fines being the most common punishment for less serious offences.
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