felony

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fel·o·ny

 (fĕl′ə-nē)
n. pl. fel·o·nies Law
1. One of several serious crimes, such as murder, rape, or robbery, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
2. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by capital or other serious punishment.

felony

(ˈfɛlənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Law) (formerly) a serious crime, such as murder or arson. All distinctions between felony and misdemeanour were abolished in England and Wales in 1967

fel•o•ny

(ˈfɛl ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. an offense of graver character than a misdemeanor and usu. punished by imprisonment for more than one year.
2. Early Eng. Law. any crime punishable by death or mutilation and forfeiture of goods.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]

felony

A serious crime, such as murder or rape. Compare misdemeanor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
seizure, capture - the act of taking of a person by force
racketeering - engaging in a racket
bribery, graft - the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
extortion - the felonious act of extorting money (as by threats of violence)
burglary - entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

felony

noun crime, offence, misdemeanour, transgression, job (informal), wrong, fault, outrage, atrocity, violation, trespass, misdeed, unlawful act, malfeasance He pleaded guilty to six felonies.

felony

noun
Law. A serious breaking of the public law:
Translations
جِنايَه، جَريمَه كُبْرى
težký zločin
forbrydelse
fõbenjáró bûn
glæpur
ağır suç

felony

[ˈfelənɪ] N (Jur) → crimen m, delito m grave

felony

[ˈfɛləni] ncrime m, forfait m

felony

n(schweres) Verbrechen

felony

[ˈfɛlənɪ] n (Law) → reato, crimine m

felon

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