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felo de se

(ˈfiːləʊ dɪ ˈsiː; ˈfɛləʊ)
n, pl felones de se (ˈfiːləʊˌniːz dɪ ˈsiː; ˈfɛl-) or felos de se
(Law) law
a. suicide
b. a person who commits suicide
[C17: from Anglo-Latin, from felō felon + Latin of + oneself]
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felo de se

A Latin phrase meaning felon of yourself, used to mean a person who commits suicide.
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After Hale's death a coroner's jury ruled his possessions forfeited to the crown in conformity with the law respecting penalties assessed against felos de se. Among the possessions so forfeited was a lease held jointly by James and Margaret Hales for a piece of land known as Graveney Marsh.