noun, plural fel·o·nies. Law.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for felony
noun plural -nies
Word Origin and History for felony
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).
Culture definitions for felony
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.