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fel·on 1

 (fĕl′ən)
n.
1. Law One who has committed a felony.
2. Archaic An evil person.
adj. Archaic
Evil; cruel.

[Middle English feloun, from Old French felon, wicked, a wicked person, from Medieval Latin fellō, fellōn-, possibly of Germanic origin.]

fel·on 2

 (fĕl′ən)
n.
A painful purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail. Also called whitlow.

[Middle English feloun, probably from Latin fel, gall, bile; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

felon

(ˈfɛlən)
n
1. (Law) criminal law (formerly) a person who has committed a felony
2. obsolete a wicked person
adj
archaic or poetic evil; cruel
[C13: from Old French: villain, from Medieval Latin fellō, of uncertain origin]

felon

(ˈfɛlən)
n
(Pathology) a purulent inflammation of the end joint of a finger, sometimes affecting the bone
[C12: from Medieval Latin fellō sore, perhaps from Latin fel poison]

fel•on1

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
1. a person who has committed a felony.
2. Archaic. a wicked person.
adj.
3. Archaic. wicked; malicious; treacherous.
[1250–1300; Middle English fel(o)un wicked < Anglo-French; Old French fel (nominative), felun (oblique) wicked person, traitor, perhaps < Frankish *fillo, n. corresponding to Old Saxon fillian to ill-treat, whip, Old High German fillen to beat, whip; compare fell3]

fel•on2

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
an acute and painful inflammation of the tissues of a finger or toe, usu. near the nail. Also called whitlow.
[1375–1425; late Middle English felo(u)n < Medieval Latin fellōn-, s. of fellō scrofulous tumor]

felon

A person who has committed a felony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felon - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crimefelon - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
accessary, accessory - someone who helps another person commit a crime
arsonist, firebug, incendiary - a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist - a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
bootlegger, moonshiner - someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
briber, suborner - someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy
desperado, desperate criminal - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
fugitive from justice, fugitive - someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
highbinder - a corrupt politician
highjacker, hijacker - someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, toughie, goon, tough - an aggressive and violent young criminal
gaolbird, jail bird, jailbird - a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
mafioso - a member of the Mafia crime syndicate in the United States
gangster's moll, gun moll, moll - the girlfriend of a gangster
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
principal - (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement
parolee, probationer - someone released on probation or on parole
drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, peddler, pusher - an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
racketeer - someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
raper, rapist - someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
habitual criminal, recidivist, repeater - someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
scofflaw - one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser, runner, smuggler - someone who imports or exports without paying duties
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
traitor, treasonist - someone who betrays his country by committing treason
law offender, lawbreaker, violator - someone who violates the law
2.felon - a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

felon

noun criminal, convict, con (slang), offender, crook (informal), villain, culprit, sinner, delinquent, con man (informal), jailbird, malefactor, evildoer, transgressor, lawbreaker, skelm (S. African), lag (slang) He's a convicted felon.

felon

noun
Law. One who commits a crime:
Translations
zločinec
forbryder
glæpamaîur, afbrotamaîur
sunkus nusikaltėlissunkus nusikaltimas
kriminālnoziedznieks

felon

[ˈfelən] N (Jur) → criminal mf, delincuente mf (de mayor cuantía)

felon

[ˈfɛlən] ncriminel(le) m/f

felon

n(Schwer)verbrecher(in) m(f)

felon

[ˈfɛlən] n (Law) → criminale m/f

felon

(ˈfelən) noun
a person who is guilty of a serious crime.
ˈfelonyplural ˈfelonies noun
a serious crime. He committed a felony.

fel·on

1. n. panadizo, absceso doloroso de la falange distal de un dedo;
2. felón, criminal.

felon

n panadizo, infección de la punta de un dedo (producida por el herpes en la mayoría de los casos)
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