Definition:   a crime that carries a less severe punishment than a felony; specifically: a crime punishable by a fine and by a term of imprisonment not to be served in a penitentiary and not to exceed one year

Pronunciation:    \ˌmis-di-ˈmē-nər\

Used in a Sentence:    Failure to provide accurate and current rental information for a fee is a first-degree misdemeanor.

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