Felon : Definition

Felon

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Definitions of Felon

Pronunciation : Fel"on
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE., adj., cruel, n., villain, ruffian, traitor, whitlow, F. félon traitor, in OF. also, villain, fr. LL. felo. See Fell, a.]
Definition : 1. (Law)

Defn: A person who has committed a felony.

2. A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.

3. (Med.)

Defn: A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.

Syn. -- Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fel"on
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal. Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. Pope.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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