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Definition of "felony" []

  • Law One of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor. (noun)
  • Law Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by possible loss of life or a bodily part. (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 "felony" in a sentence
  • "Violations0] SET [offensename] = @offensename, [felony] = @felony, [fine] ="
  • "But a felony is a automatic disqualification. regardless if you get it expunged you will still have to disclose it to the board & explain what happened because they do an fbi fingerprint check & it will come up."
  • "One site I looked at indicated that getting the right to carry a gun after a felony is a bigger problem."