Felony

  • 1 felony — fel·o·ny / fe lə nē/ n pl nies: a crime that has a greater punishment imposed by statute than that imposed on a misdemeanor; specif: a federal crime for which the punishment may be death or imprisonment for more than a year see also attainder,… …

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  • 2 Felony — Fel o*ny, n.; pl. {Felonies}. [OE. felonie cruelty, OF. felonie, F. f[ e]lonie treachery, malice. See {Felon}, n.] 1. (Feudal Law) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture. Burrill. [1913 Webster] 2. (O.Eng.Law) An… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 felony — fel‧o‧ny [ˈfeləni] noun felonies PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW a serious crime such as murder: • Citizens had a legal duty to reveal felonies known to them. • He will answer charges of felony. • The U.S. Attorney s Office indicted the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Felony — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Symphonic Metal Gründung 1990 Website http://www.felony.ch …

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  • 5 Felony — Surnom Felany, Violet, Melani, Felicity, MissDemeanor, Mariah Naissance 13 janvier 1969 Phoenix Nationalité(s) …

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  • 6 felony — late 13c. as a term in common law, in Anglo Fr., from O.Fr. felonie (12c.) wickedness, evil, treachery, perfidy, crime, cruelty, sin, from Gallo Rom. *fellonia, from fellonem (see FELON (Cf. felon)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 felony — [n] crime arson, assault, burglary, criminal offense, foul play, murder, offense, rape, robbery, violation, wrongdoing; concept 192 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 felony — ► NOUN (pl. felonies) ▪ a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded in the US and other judicial systems as more serious than a misdemeanour. DERIVATIVES felonious adjective feloniously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 felony — [fel′ə nē] n. pl. felonies [ME felonie < OFr < ML felonia, treason, treachery < felo, FELON1] a major crime, as murder, arson, or rape, for which statute usually provides a greater punishment than for a misdemeanor: the usual minimum… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 Felony — For other uses, see Felony (disambiguation). Criminal law …

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  • 11 felony — noun (AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ federal ▪ serious ▪ first degree, second degree, third degree ▪ aggravated ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 felony — n. 1) to commit, perpetrate a felony 2) to compound a felony ( to waive prosecution in return for compensation ) * * * [ felənɪ] perpetrate a felony to commit to compound a felony ( to waive prosecution in return for compensation ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 felony — noun (plural nies) Date: 14th century 1. an act on the part of a feudal vassal involving the forfeiture of his fee 2. a. a grave crime formerly differing from a misdemeanor under English common law by involving forfeiture in addition to any other …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 felony — UK [ˈfelənɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms felony : singular felony plural felonies legal mainly American a serious crime such as murder or robbery See: misdemeanour …

    English dictionary

  • 15 felony — A crime of a graver or more serious nature than those designated as misdemeanors; e.g., aggravated assault (felony) as contrasted with simple assault (misdemeanor). Under many state statutes, any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 felony — A crime of a graver or more serious nature than those designated as misdemeanors; e.g., aggravated assault (felony) as contrasted with simple assault (misdemeanor). Under many state statutes, any offense punishable by death or imprisonment for a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 felony — A generic term for certain high crimes, such as murder, treason, robbery, and larceny, for the purpose of distinguishing them from minor offenses known as misdemeanors. 13 Am J2d Burgl § 36. An offense punishable by death, or by the imprisonment… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 felony — /fel euh nee/, n., pl. felonies. Law. 1. an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, esp. those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year. 2. Early Eng. Law. any crime punishable …

    Universalium

  • 19 Felony — In feudal law, any serious violation of the relation between lord and *vassal was a felony, to be punished by forfeiture of his *fief; used also of treason, the gravest of crimes. Later, the word was assimilated into common law to encompass… …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 20 felony — [[t]fe̱ləni[/t]] felonies N COUNT In countries where the legal system distinguishes between very serious crimes and less serious ones, a felony is a very serious crime such as armed robbery. [LEGAL] He pleaded guilty to six felonies …

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