American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law One of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor.
- n. Law Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by possible loss of life or a bodily part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wicked, foul, or treacherous act; wickedness.
- n. Specifically.
- n. In law:
- n. At common law, a crime which occasions the forfeiture of land or goods, or both, and for which other punishment may be added according to the degree of guilt. It thus strictly includes treason, although the words are often used as opposed to each other.
- n. A high crime; the highest of the principal classes into which crimes are divided by statute; a grave crime exceeding the grade of misdemeanor. The present meaning of the word varies in England, and, in the United States, in various States, forfeiture of land and goods being abolished. Thus, in New York and some other States, it includes all crimes punishable with death, or with imprisonment in a state-prison.
- n. A body of felons.
- n. US, law A serious criminal offense, which, under federal law, is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Feudal Law) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
- n. (O.Eng.Law) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.
- n. A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
- n. a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
- Old French felonie ("evil, immoral deed"), from felon ("evildoer"). Ultimately of Germanic origin. More at felon. (Wiktionary)
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“But a felony is a automatic disqualification. regardless if you get it expunged you will still have to disclose it to the board & explain what happened because they do an fbi fingerprint check & it will come up.”
“One site I looked at indicated that getting the right to carry a gun after a felony is a bigger problem.”
“There's still what you call felony murder charge in Florida, and in most jurisdictions.”
“FTA - "The term felony disenfranchisement refers to the denial of the right to vote, carry firearms, and forfeiture of all civil rights.”
“Pursuant to 18 USC 3561, the maximum authorized term for a felony is fiveyears.”
“The felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of $25,000.”
“The problem with defining poaching as a felony, is that a person who shoots an animal a minute to early or late is a poacher, a person who incorrectly tags an animal can be considered a poacher.”
“Now I know Alaskan's love welfare but there are honest ways of coming about it, and getting convicted of 7 counts of felony is hardly a good record to almost win a senate seat.”
“My Dear Cap'n: Since what constitutes a felony is nothing derived from Nature but is instead defined by the ever changing whims of elected lawyers who sideline as perverts and wearers of ladies undergarments, killing everyone who failed to obey their edicts seems like an agenda perfectly in line witih Satan's own; the eradication of humanity.”
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