noun, plural fel·o·nies. Law.
- felony murder,
Origin of felony
Examples from the Web for felony
There is no requirement for a member of Congress to resign after pleading guilty to a felony.
Beebe was arrested in January 2006 and charged with two counts of felony rape.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today it would be considered a felony, classifying him as a “two-timer” and therefore ineligible for special release.
If this were accurate, it would mean that the Wilson stopped Brown over a minor offense, not a felony.
An Uber driver assaulted a passenger and it turned out he had a felony conviction, despite passing the background check.
Conviction prior to marriage by either party of felony or infamous crime, unknown to the other spouse.Marriage and Divorce Laws of the World|Hyacinthe Ringrose
Do you think it nothing to be mated to a living perjury, a felony in flesh and blood?Eden|Edgar Saltus
Against Humphrey there are three indictments for felony on the docket, each for conspiring, etc., to commit personal violence.Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies|Chas. G Mutzenberg
Shure, you wouldnt have me compound a felony like that, would you?Droll Stories of Isthmian Life|Evelyn Saxton
One witness (and for that reason) is allowed sufficient to convict, in cases of felony, which in other laws is not permitted.
noun plural -nies
late 13c. as a term in common law, in Anglo-French, from Old French felonie (12c.) "wickedness, evil, treachery, perfidy, crime, cruelty, sin," from Gallo-Romance *fellonia, from fellonem (see felon).
A grave crime, such as murder, rape, or burglary, that is punishable by death (see capital offense) or imprisonment in a state or federal facility.