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felonry

[ fel-uh n-ree ]
/ ˈfɛl ən ri /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

mob, syndicate, gangland, abyss, riffraff, racket, Mafia

Nearby words

felo de se, felo-de-se, felon, felonious, feloniously, felonry, felony, felony murder, felsic, felsite, felsitic

Origin of felonry

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

felonry

/ (ˈfɛlənrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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