Something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred; an artifact that belongs to another time; a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age.
A feeling of animosity; ill will.
To impart stigma to; disgrace.
A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation; A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there.
Leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice.
A resident of a district or member of a group represented by an elected official; One that authorizes another to act as a representative.
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives; A political or social unit that has such a government; The common people, considered as the primary source of political power; Majority rule; The principles of social equality and respect for the individual within a community.
The process of making weaker or less concentrated; A dilute or weakened condition.
To deprive of a franchise, of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; especially: to deprive of the right to vote.
A crime that has a greater punishment imposed by statute than that imposed on a misdemeanor; specifically: a federal crime for which the punishment may be death or imprisonment for more than a year.
A privilege or right officially granted a person or a group by a government, especially the
constitutional or statutory right to vote,
establishment of a corporation's existence,
granting of certain rights and powers to a corporation, and
legal immunity from servitude, certain burdens, or other restrictions.
To be put into jail; To shut in; confine.
Jails are run by local law enforcement such as cities or counties. They normally contain inmates with sentences of less than one year and people who are being held pending a trial, awaiting sentencing, or awaiting transfer to other facilities after a conviction. Jails typically house half the number of inmates that prisons hold.
A crime that carries a less severe punishment than a felony; specifically: a crime punishable by a fine and by a term of imprisonment not to be served in a penitentiary and not to exceed one year.
To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses.
To release (a person) from punishment; exempt from penalty; To let (an offense) pass without punishment.
The release of a prisoner whose term has not expired on condition of sustained lawful behavior that is subject to regular monitoring by an officer of the law for a set period of time; The duration of such conditional release.
Devoted to or biased in support of a party, group, or cause.
The act of suspending the sentence of a person convicted of a criminal offense and granting that person provisional freedom on the promise of good behavior.
Prisons are run by state governments and the federal government. Prisons typically hold felons and people with sentences of more than 364 days.
To remove by or as if by cleansing. Where felons are removed from a state's list of approved voters.
A tendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a pattern of criminal habits.
The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered; The act of making good or compensating for loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
Punishment imposed (as on a convicted criminal) for purposes of repayment or revenge for the wrong committed.
The penalty for noncompliance specified in a law or decree.
The right or privilege of voting; franchise; The exercise of such a right.