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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Crime
felonyfel‧o‧ny /ˈfeləni/ noun (plural felonies) [countable, uncountable] law  SCCa serious crime such as murdermisdemeanoursee thesaurus at crime
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felonyThen you had got to have good grounds to believe that they were going to commit a felony.Leach was charged with sexual assault, which is a felony in Connecticut.In 1979, President Carter commuted her seven-year sentence for bank robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.Johnson was preparing his defense against felony charges of armed robbery and assault.For his felony, his hands were cruelly lopped and thrown away.Most felonies are first addressed in Municipal Court for arraignments, continuance matters and preliminary hearings.The disappearance of felony confined this disqualification to traitors.She denied that she had committed any kind of felony.Less forgiving souls would call it a premeditated felony.While the convictions were overturned on a technicality, Warner argued that the felonies made him unsuitable for the Senate.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfelonyfel‧o‧ny /ˈfeləni/ noun (plural felonies) [countable, uncountable]LAW a serious crime such as murderCitizens had a legal duty to reveal felonies known to them.He will answer charges of felony.The U.S. Attorney’s Office indicted the two men on seven felony fraud counts. compare misdemeanourfelonious adjectiveProsecuters have charged him with felonious assault for attacking a woman near the square.
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