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Meaning of FELON

Pronunciation:  'felun

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

FELON is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Fel"on\, a.
    Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious;
    cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
          Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. --Pope.
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