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felon

noun fel·on \ ˈfe-lən \

Definition of felon

1 : one who has committed a felony
2 archaic : villain
3 : a painful abscess of the deep tissues of the palmar surface of the fingertip that is typically caused by bacterial infection (as with a staphylococcus) and is marked by swelling and pain — compare whitlow

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Origin and Etymology 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


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felon

adjective

Definition of felon

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

First Known Use of felon

13th century


FELON Defined for English Language Learners

felon

noun

Definition of felon for English Language Learners

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


FELON Defined for Kids

felon

noun fel·on \ ˈfe-lən \

Definition of felon for Students


Medical Dictionary

felon

noun fel·on

medical Definition of felon

: a painful abscess of the deep tissues of the palmar surface of the fingertip that is typically caused by infection of a bacterium (such as Staphylococcus aureus) and is marked by swelling and pain — compare paronychia, whitlow 1

Law Dictionary

felon

noun fel·on \ ˈfe-lən \

legal Definition of felon

: one who has committed a felony

Origin and Etymology of felon

Anglo-French felon, fel, literally, evildoer, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin



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