second-degree

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  • second-degree — second de gree adj 1.) second degree burns the second most serious form of burns →↑first degree, third degree ↑third degree 2.) second degree murder/assault/burglary etc AmE a crime that is less serious than the most serious type, especially… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • second degree — see under ↑degree • • • Main Entry: ↑second * * * second degree noun [singular] US He was charged with assault in the second degree. • • • Main Entry: ↑second degree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Second degree — may refer to:* Second degree burn * Second degree polynomial, in mathematics * Second degree murder, actual definition varies from country to country …   Wikipedia

  • second degree — sec·ond degree n: the grade given to the second most serious forms of crimes assault in the second degree second–degree adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • second-degree — second de gree adjective 1. ) AMERICAN LEGAL second degree crimes are less serious than FIRST DEGREE crimes 2. ) MEDICAL a second degree burn is serious …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • second-degree — [sek′ənd di grē′] adj. designating either the second highest level or the second lowest level of damage, rank, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • second-degree — [sek′ənd di grē′] adj. designating either the second highest level or the second lowest level of damage, rank, etc …   English World dictionary

  • second-degree — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Medicine (of burns) that cause blistering but not permanent scars. 2) Law, chiefly N. Amer. (of a crime, especially a murder) less serious than a first degree crime …   English terms dictionary

  • second-degree — 1) ADJ: ADJ n In the United States, second degree is used to describe crimes that are considered to be less serious than first degree crimes. The judge reduced the charge to second degree murder. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A second degree burn is more severe… …   English dictionary

  • second-degree — UK / US adjective 1) medical a second degree burn is more serious than a first degree burn but not as serious as a third degree burn 2) legal American second degree crimes are less serious than first degree crimes …   English dictionary

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