Felony

Definition of Felony

Fel´o`ny
n.1.(Feudal Law) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
2.(O.Eng.Law) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.
3.A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
See under Compound, v. t.

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atrocity, breach, crime, crime against humanity, deadly sin, delict, delinquency, dereliction, enormity, error, evil, failure, fault, genocide, guilty act, heavy sin, illegality, impropriety, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, iniquity, injury, injustice, lapse, malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor, misfeasance, mortal sin, nonfeasance, offense, omission, outrage, peccadillo, peccancy, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, slip, tort, transgression, trespass, trip, unutterable sin, venial sin, violation, wrong, wrongdoing
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