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fifth degree n
: the grade sometimes given to the least serious form of a crime [theft in the fifth degree]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.