felony

(noun) A crime considered serious such as murder that is typically punishable by death or long term imprisonment.

Example: arson

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: felonies
  • A type of crime.
  • Also called high crime.
  • A (noun) felon is an individual that commits and is convicted of a felony for their (verb) felonious actions.

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