The definition of a misdemeanor is a criminal offense more serious than an infraction and less serious than a felony. Federal criminal law classifies a misdemeanor as one in which the maximum punishment in terms of jail time is less than one year. Approximately half of the state legal systems also use this classification. In other states, the classification of a misdemeanor is a crime in which the only punishments that can be handed down are fines or jail time. In those states, crimes allowing any other punishment, such as seizure of property or the death penalty, would automatically be felonies.
Each type of felony is classified using a degree ranking. This degree ranking uses a letter or a number, and the rank determines how serious the crime is. These rankings usually differ from state to state; however, violent felonies are often considered more serious crimes than non violent crimes.
Of, pertaining to, characteristic of or practicing paternalism
may describe a feeling varying from dissatisfaction or disapproval to anger and indignation
suggests a passing feeling of ruffled pride, usually over a trifle
implies offense or resentment at being slighted or having one's pride hurt he took umbrage at the tone of her letter
adds implications of indignation, a brooding over an injury, and ill will toward the offender a resentment cherished for days
, in this connection, implies displeased or hurt feelings as the result of a slight, insult, etc. don't take offense at my criticism
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