violent felony

noun
vi·​o·​lent felony

Legal Definition of violent felony 

: a crime consisting of conduct that presents a serious risk of potential injury to another or that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year used especially in federal sentencing of career criminals guilty of crimes involving use of a weapon

Learn More about violent felony

Share violent felony

Dictionary Entries near violent felony

vice president

vicinage

violate

violent felony

virile share

visa

visitation

Comments on violent felony

What made you want to look up violent felony? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!