gross misdemeanor


gross misdemeanor
A misdemeanor of a more serious nature than the ordinary misdemeanor. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 21. A term invented to permit a distinction between petty offenses and those of a more serious nature. State v Kelly, 218 Minn 247, 15 NW2d 554, 162 ALR 477.

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