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Definition of "fourth-degree" []

  • Damaging muscle, tendon, ligament tissue, thus resulting in catastrophic damage, more severe than all other degrees: first-degree, second-degree and third-degree. (adjective)

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Use "fourth-degree" in a sentence
  • "Charges included fourth-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary."
  • "Charles Ray Moore, who worked as a JROTC instructor at Atholton High School in Howard County, is charged with fourth-degree sexual abuse of a minor and sexual abused by a person in authority."
  • "Detectives obtained a warrant for Wilson charging him with sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of third-degree sexual offense and one count of fourth-degree sexual offense, police said."