Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Middle Latin form of felon.

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Examples

  • Mr. Slater was found to be eligible for the "alternative sentencing program," an option offered to defendants with mental health issues, in exchange for pleading guilty to attempted second-degree criminal mischief, a felo ny, and attempted fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

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  • In denying the right they [the Judiciary] usurp of exclusively explaining the constitution, I go further than you do, if I understand rightly your quotation from the Federalist, of an opinion that 'the Judiciary is the last resort in relation to the other departments of the government ['] ... if this opinion be sound, then indeed is our constitution a complete felo de se [a suicide].

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  • Mind you, the latter achievement has nothing whatever to do with the inherent attractions of a Church which routinely prays for 'the conversion of England': their success has been won on both the back of large numbers of Catholic migrants from Poland and Lithuania and the considerable effort that the Church of England has been putting in on the act of felo de se.

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  • Happeegnuyeer 2 ma felo rattsesses – iz teh bestsyn in teh zoedeeak, srlsy!

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  • Was it natural — was it reasonable — was it fair, to expect that she should in the interim, become felo de se of her own character, and proclaim her frailty to the world, when she had every reason to expect, that, by concealing it for a season, it might be veiled for ever?

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  • He was felo de se, and therefore carried away to the cross roads — or elsewhere.

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  • With his mind set loftily on felo de se , R.R. led out the king and queen of hearts, without bothering to note who followed or for how long.

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  • A person who found himself in an inferno would do anything, rape, extortion, murder, felo de se, whatever it took to get out.

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  • Azeno - ass; felo - hide; sxajni - to seem to be; komerci - to trade; dorso - back; intenci - to intend; bleki - to cry (like an animal); kara - dear; potenca - powerful.

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