[fel-uh n-ree]


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

Origin of felonry

First recorded in 1830–40; felon1 + -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for felonry


noun plural -ries

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