Definitions for: Felon


[n] someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
[n] a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail



Webster (1913) Definition: Fel"on, n. [OE., adj., cruel, n., villain, ruffian,
traitor, whitlow, F. f['e]lon traitor, in OF. also, villain,
fr. LL. felo. See Fell, a.]
1. (Law) A person who has committed a felony.

2. A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.

3. (Med.) A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the
periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.

Syn: Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.


Fel"on, a.
Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious;
cruel; traitorous; disloyal.

Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. --Pope.

Synonyms: criminal, crook, malefactor, outlaw, whitlow

See Also: abductor, accessary, accessory, arsonist, Billie the Kid, blackmailer, Bonney, bootlegger, briber, coconspirator, conspirator, contrabandist, desperado, desperate criminal, drug dealer, drug peddler, drug trafficker, extortioner, extortionist, firebug, fugitive, fugitive from justice, gangster, gangster's moll, goon, gun moll, habitual criminal, highbinder, highjacker, hijacker, hood, hoodlum, incendiary, infection, James, Jesse James, kidnapper, law offender, lawbreaker, liquidator, MacGregor, machinator, mafioso, manslayer, mobster, moll, mooncurser, moonshiner, murderer, offender, parolee, peddler, plotter, probationer, punk, pusher, racketeer, raper, rapist, recidivist, repeater, Rob Roy, Robert MacGregor, runner, scofflaw, smuggler, snatcher, stealer, strong-armer, suborner, thief, thug, tough, toughie, traitor, treasonist, violator, William H. Bonney, wrongdoer

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