felonry

[fel-uh n-ree]

noun

the whole body or class of felons.
the convict population of a penal colony.

Nearby words

  1. felo de se,
  2. felo-de-se,
  3. felon,
  4. felonious,
  5. feloniously,
  6. felony,
  7. felony murder,
  8. felsic,
  9. felsite,
  10. felsitic

Origin of felonry

First recorded in 1830–40; felon1 + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for felonry

felonry

noun plural -ries

felons collectively
(formerly) the convict population of a penal colony, esp in Australia
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