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third-degree murder/burglary/assault etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthird-degree murder/burglary/assault etcthird-degree murder/burglary/assault etcAmerican English murder etc that is considered by a court to be the least serious of three different kinds third-degree
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third-degree murder/burglary/assault etcButch finally pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years.
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