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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)
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)
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes I visited them behind the bars and said good-bye ere they journeyed across the bay to put on the felon's stripes.
"The first is shooting you; the second is making a felon of you.
In regard to Sophia, it is more than probable that we shall somewhere or other provide a good husband for her in the end--either Blifil, or my lord, or somebody else; but as to poor Jones, such are the calamities in which he is at present involved, owing to his imprudence, by which if a man doth not become felon to the world, he is at least a felo de se ; so destitute is he now of friends, and so persecuted by enemies, that we almost despair of bringing him to any good; and if our reader delights in seeing executions, I think he ought not to lose any time in taking a first row at Tyburn.
You received a second fortune, money and tranquillity were restored to you, and you, who had been condemned to a felon's life, might live as other men.
I am almost ashamed to own - yes, even in this felon's cell, I am almost ashamed to own - that the terror and horror with which the animal inspired me, had been heightened by one of the merest chimaeras it would be possible to conceive.
Yet it was dirty work that he had done by me; and there I had to lie and take his kind, false, felon's hand in mine.
Daylight lost three millions before he was done with it, and before he was done with it he saw the California & Altamont Trust Company hopelessly wrecked, and Charles Klinkner a suicide in a felon's cell.
CREON My royal sister, Oedipus, thy lord, Hath bid me choose (O dread alternative!) An outlaw's exile or a felon's death.
I have information that the most powerful and richest organizations in this state have bound themselves together for our destruction, and that at this very moment there is a Pinkerton detective, one Birdy Edwards, at work in the valley collecting the evidence which may put a rope round the necks of many of us, and send every man in this room into a felon's cell.
And Dunstan's mind was as dull as the mind of a possible felon usually is.
In a word, he had played his cards throughout, with great care; had changed sides at the very nick of time; had delivered up two of the most notorious rioters, and a distinguished felon to boot; and was quite at his ease.
"I'll keep them and notify the owners; and when they send for them it will be a real pleasure to me to hand you the two thousand dollars, for you've earned the money--yes, and you've earned the deepest and most sincerest thanks of this community besides, for lifting a wronged and innocent family out of ruin and shame, and saving a good and honorable man from a felon's death, and for exposing to infamy and the punishment of the law a cruel and odious scoundrel and his miserable creatures!"