Felony - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeləni|  American pronunciation of the word felony
Brit.  |ˈfɛləni|  British pronunciation of the word felony

noun

- a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

Examples

The crime is considered a felony under state law.

He was convicted of felony murder.

...speeding is only a minor infraction, but vehicular homicide is a serious felony...

The forcible abduction and marriage of women is a felony.

Word forms

noun
singular: felony
plural: felonies
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