Simple Definition of felony
law : a serious crime (such as murder or rape)
Full Definition of felony
1 : an act on the part of a feudal vassal involving the forfeiture of his fee
2 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
FELONY Defined for Kids
Definition of felony
: a very serious crime
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