fel·​on·​ry ˈfe-lən-rē How to pronounce felonry (audio)
: felons
especially : the convict population of a penal colony

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of felonry was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Felonry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felonry. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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