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Webster 1913 Edition


Felon

Fel′on

,
Noun.
[OE., adj., cruel,
Noun.
, villain, ruffian, traitor, whitlow, F.
félon
traitor, in OF. also, villain, fr. LL.
felo
. See Fell,
Adj.
]
1.
(Law)
A person who has committed a felony.
2.
A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
Syn. – Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.

Fel′on

,
Adj.
Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate.
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Felon

FEL'ON

,
Noun.
[Low L. felo.]
1.
In law, a person who has committed felony. [See Felony.]
2.
A whitlow; a painful swelling formed in the periosteum at the end of the finger.

FEL'ON

,
Adj.
1.
Malignant; fierce; malicious; proceeding from a depraved heart.
Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate.
2.
Traitorous; disloyal.

Definition 2021


félon

félon

See also: felon and felón

French

Adjective

félon m (feminine singular félonne, masculine plural félons, feminine plural félonnes)

  1. treacherous, perfidious

Noun

félon m (plural félons, feminine félonne)

  1. traitor

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