minor participant.Criminal law. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, a defendant who is less culpable for a crime than the other members of the group committing the crime, but who has more culpability than a minimal participant. • A defendant who is a minor participant can have the offense level for the crime decreased by two levels. U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual §

3B1.2(b). Cf. MINIMAL PARTICIPANT. [Cases: Sentencing and Punishment 764.]

[Blacks Law 8th]