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Definition of Misdemeanor

An infraction of the law having less dignity than a felony and constituting no claim to admittance into the best criminal society.
  By misdemeanors he essays to climb
  Into the aristocracy of crime.
  O, woe was him! -- with manner chill and grand
  'Captains of industry' refused his hand,
  'Kings of finance' denied him recognition
  And 'railway magnates' jeered his low condition.
  He robbed a bank to make himself respected.
  They still rebuffed him, for he was detected.

S.V. Hanipur

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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