- Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent.
- wicked; base; villainous.
Origin of felonious
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Examples from the Web for feloniously
He was also indicted a second time for feloniously stealing a diamond ring out of the shop of John Trible, on the 25th of August.
Robertson charged an overseer of Arthur with feloniously receiving hay for the governor's use, and with his connivance.
Anyone who feloniously steals or aids in the stealing of goods, wares, or merchandise over 5s.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
Say it once again, that I did not feloniously come to bed to thee!
He is a pettifogger, and surely must know that there is such a thing as feloniously breaking into a man's house.The Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
- criminal law of, involving, or constituting a felony
- obsolete wicked; base
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Word Origin and History for feloniously
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