: an act on the part of a feudal vassal involving the forfeiture of his fee
a : a grave crime formerly differing from a misdemeanor under English common law by involving forfeiture in addition to any other punishment
b : a grave crime declared to be a felony by the common law or by statute regardless of the punishment actually imposed
c : a crime declared a felony by statute because of the punishment imposed
d : a crime for which the punishment in federal law may be death or imprisonment for more than one year
Examples of FELONY
- The crime is considered a felony under state law.
- He was convicted of felony murder.
First Known Use of FELONY
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