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Definition of "felon" []

  • Law One who has committed a felony. (noun)
  • Archaic An evil person. (noun)
  • Archaic Evil; cruel. (adjective)
  • A painful purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail. Also called whitlow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "felon" in a sentence
  • "Before I go any further I have to say the justice system goes too far in some or perhaps many cases for what a felon is and the penalties and restrictions once time has been served, they paid for the crime."
  • "I do sense that you are invested in felon disenfranchisement for some reason, like I am invested in having a universal franchise."
  • "“I do sense that you are invested in felon disenfranchisement for some reason, like I am invested in having a universal franchise ….”"