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[fel-uh n-ree]
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  1. the whole body or class of felons.
  2. the convict population of a penal colony.
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Origin of felonry

First recorded in 1830–40; felon1 + -ry
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Related Words for felonry

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British Dictionary definitions for felonry


noun plural -ries
  1. felons collectively
  2. (formerly) the convict population of a penal colony, esp in Australia
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