felon

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1fel·on

noun \ˈfe-lən\

: a criminal who has committed a serious crime (called a felony)

Full Definition of FELON

1
:  one who has committed a felony
2
archaic :  villain
3
:  whitlow

Origin of FELON

Middle English, from Anglo-French felun, fel evildoer, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German fillen to beat, whip, fel skin — more at fell
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with FELON

2felon

adjective

Definition of FELON

1
archaic
a :  cruel
b :  evil
2
archaic :  wild

First Known Use of FELON

13th century

fel·on

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FELON

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