Felon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfelən|  American pronunciation of the word felon
Brit.  |ˈfɛlən|  British pronunciation of the word felon

noun

- someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime (syn: criminal, crook, malefactor, outlaw)
- a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail (syn: whitlow)

Examples

By law, convicted felons (=criminals who are sent to prison) may not own or use guns.

Word forms

noun
singular: felon
plural: felons
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