Translation of misdemeanor in Spanish:

misdemeanor

Pronunciation: /ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnər; ˌmɪsdɪˈmiːnə(r)/
, (British English/inglés británico) misdemeanour

n

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] delito (m) menor, falta (f)
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    • The fact that he pled guilty to a misdemeanor and not a felony, I believe, still is going to put him in some jeopardy with immigration.
    • Gradually the distinctions between felonies and misdemeanours were eroded by legislation.
    • A fourth violation results in a minor misdemeanor for the establishment and referral to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control.
    1.2 (minor misdeed) fechoría (f), jugarreta (f) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Because of the risk of fire, there was no heating of any kind and this was a rigorously male society; heavy fines were imposed for even minor misdemeanours such as talking loudly (rather like Scottish public schools used to be).
    • But with the exception of a visit to New York in September 2001, this book is just a series of anecdotes about caravans, blocked toilets, petty rows and minor misdemeanours in her car.
    • Children as young as 14 are also working illegally, while minor workplace misdemeanours are frequently met with corporal punishment or punitive wage reductions.

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