fe·​lo·​ni·​ous | \ fə-ˈlō-nē-əs How to pronounce felonious (audio) \

Definition of felonious

1 archaic : very evil : villainous
2 : of, relating to, or having the nature of a felony felonious assault

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feloniously adverb
feloniousness noun

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Examples of felonious in a Sentence

the commission found that while the senator's actions were ethically questionable, they were not felonious
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to facing murder charges, Sowell faced 85 total counts, including offenses against a human corpse, tampering with evidence, and felonious assault. April Siese, CBS News, "Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell dies from terminal illness at 61," 9 Feb. 2021 An Ohio grand jury indicted Coy Wednesday on murder in the commission of a felony, felonious assault, and two counts of dereliction of duty. NBC News, "Bond set at $3M after ex-Ohio officer pleads not guilty in shooting death of Andre Hill," 6 Feb. 2021 Hill's family welcomed Coy's indictment while acknowledging that a conviction on all four charges — murder, felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty — is what really matters. Farnoush Amiri And Andrew Welsh-huggins, Star Tribune, "Uphill battle to convict cop who shot Andre Hill, data shows," 4 Feb. 2021 Luiz Roman, 25, was wanted by police in Lorain on a charge of felonious assault, officials say. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Feds arrest suspect in Lorain shooting," 21 Jan. 2021 Michael Stout is charged with felonious assault, resisting arrest and obstructing official business in the Wednesday morning incident, Parma Municipal Court records say. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, "Cleveland man charged in cutting Broadview Heights police officer during pursuit, police say," 16 Jan. 2021 He was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence, according to Dayton Municipal Court records. al, "Ohio man wanted in wife’s murder captured in Alabama," 12 Jan. 2021 He is being held in the Summit County Jail on charges of felonious assault, robbery and a parole violation. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Akron police arrest man accused of beating woman with pan, can," 5 Jan. 2021 The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that, as of the end of November, felonious killings of law enforcement officers were up 10% over 2019. Jeff Weiner, orlandosentinel.com, "Police deaths rose in Florida, nationally in 2020 — most from COVID-19," 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of felonious

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2021

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“Felonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felonious. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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Legal Definition of felonious

: of, relating to, or constituting a felony felonious sale of cocaine

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