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Meaning of "felon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FELON

From Old French: villain, from Medieval Latin fellō, of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FELON

felon  [ˈfɛlən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FELON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Felon can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES FELON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Felony

The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime. The word originates from English common law, where felonies were originally crimes that involved confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods. Other crimes were called misdemeanours. Many common law countries have now abolished the felony/misdemeanour distinction and replaced it with other distinctions, such as between indictable offences and summary offences. A felony is generally considered a crime of high seriousness, while a misdemeanour is not. A person convicted in a court of law of a felony crime is known as a felon. In the United States, where the felony/misdemeanor distinction is still widely applied, the federal government defines a felony as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment in excess of one year. If punishable by exactly one year or less, it is classified as a misdemeanor. The individual states may differ in this definition, using other categories as seriousness or context. Similar to felonies in some civil law countries are delicts, whereas in others crimes and delicts.

Definition of felon in the English dictionary

The first definition of felon in the dictionary is a person who has committed a felony. Other definition of felon is a wicked person. Felon is also (archaic (or poetic) evil; cruel.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FELON


Alan
ˈælən
Allen
ˈælən
Babylon
ˈbæbɪlən
belon
ˈbɛlən
colon
ˈkəʊlən
Dylan
ˈdɪlən
fallen
ˈfɔːlən
fluellen
flʊˈɛlən
gallon
ˈɡælən
Magellan
məˈɡɛlən
matfelon
ˈmætˌfɛlən
McKellen
məˈkɛlən
melon
ˈmɛlən
muskmelon
ˈmʌskˌmɛlən
paddymelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
pademelon
ˈpædɪˌmɛlən
stolen
ˈstəʊlən
Venezuelan
ˌvɛnɪˈzweɪlən
watermelon
ˈwɔːtəˌmɛlən
Westfalen
vɛstˈfaːlən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FELON

fellow student
fellow traveler
fellow traveller
fellow worker
fellowly
fellowman
fellowship
fellwalker
felly
felo de se
felones de se
felonies
felonious
feloniously
feloniousness
felonous
felonries
felonry
felony
felos de se

WORDS THAT END LIKE FELON

cannelon
citron melon
cut a melon
echelon
enfelon
Esdraelon
honeydew melon
mamelon
Miquelon
myelon
Ogen melon
pelon
Persian melon
rock melon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
winter melon

Synonyms and antonyms of felon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FELON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «felon» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of felon

Translation of «felon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FELON

Find out the translation of felon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of felon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «felon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

获罪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

delincuente
570 millions of speakers

English

felon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अपराधी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مجرم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преступник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criminoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৃশংস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

criminel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Felon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwerverbrecher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重罪犯人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

악당
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Felon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dư tợn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குற்றவாளியாகவோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंभीर गुन्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

suçlu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fellone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przestępca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

злочинець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

felon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκληματία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

misdadiger
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

felon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forbryter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of felon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FELON»

The term «felon» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.575 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about felon

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QUOTES WITH «FELON»

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Sarah Brady
Unless they're a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we're not against them buying guns at all.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FELON»

Discover the use of felon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to felon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Education of a Felon: A Memoir
In Education of a Felon, the reigning champion of prison novelists finally tells his own story. The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley chorus girl, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin.
Edward Bunker, 2000
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Locked Out : Felon Disenfranchisement and American ...
Locked Out exposes one of the most important, yet little known, threats to the health of American democracy today. It reveals the centrality of racial factors in the origins of these laws, and their impact on politics today.
Jeff Manza Professor of Sociology New York University, Christopher Uggen Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology u, 2006
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The Felon
Based on in-depth interviews and two years of participant observation of felons, this book traces the career paths of such criminal types as the thief, the hustler, and the junkie, as well as the non-criminal “square john.” The career ...
John Irwin, 1987
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Felon Fitness: How to Get a Hard Body Without Doing Hard Time
This is a workout courtesy of the Department of Corrections. With jacked inmates as your motivation, certified trainer Teufel and counselor Kroger have locked down an exercise regimen that's guaranteed to show real results.
William S. Kroger, Trey Teufel, 2011
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Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities
Bright Felon is literally “autobiography” because the text itself becomes a form of writing the life, revealing secrets, and then, amid the shards and fragments of experience, dealing with the aftermath of such revelations.
Kazim Ali, 2010
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Felon Verstehen
Felon Verstehen by Professor Thomas Johnson
Professor Thomas Johnson, 2012
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First Amendment Felon: The Story of Frank Wilkinson, His ...
Traces the life and times of the American dissident who has spent his life fighting First Amendment abuses while being monitored by the FBI, from his early imprisonment in 1958 when HUAC cited him for contempt, to his travels throughout the ...
Robert Sherrill, 2005
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Being Labeled a Felon and Its Consequences for Recidivism: ...
This is accomplished if the judge chooses to sentence an individual to probation with "adjudication withheld.
Kelle Barrick, 2007
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Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-era Draft Resister
The Memoir of a Vietnam-era Draft Resister Jerry Elmer. of Massachusetts at Amherst. His 1988 book, Peace 6- Revolution: The Moral Crisis of American Pacifism, may be the most extensive, detailed, and passionately articulated rendering of ...
Jerry Elmer, 2005
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Social Security Administration fugitive felon program could ...
Under the fugitive felon program, SSA relies on warrant information from available federal and state sources to identify ineligible SSI recipients on its rolls. SSA receives federal and state warrant information from several sources, including (1) ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FELON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term felon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Charge: Armed felon killed 2 in Auburn park
Petrich, 39, is a convicted felon not able to legally possess the gun prosecutors say he used to shoot Chaz Schmitz and Sara Arthur. Petrich is ... «seattlepi.com, Jul 15»
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Convicted felon connected to Spotsylvania County convenience …
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A convicted felon is behind bars tonight, charged with a horrific crime that shocked the Spotsylvania ... «WRIC, Jul 15»
3
Osceola clerk of court hired felon to perform foreclosure audit
Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez hired a company owned by a felon — convicted in a $64 million scam in the 1990s that stole ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Kathryn Steinle, shot dead by felon in San Francisco, laid to rest at …
A California woman who was shot and killed on a San Francisco pier last week by a felon who police say was living in the U.S. illegally was laid ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Dothan police charge four-time felon with drug trafficking
Dothan police arrested a four-time convicted felon Thursday and charged him with trafficking synthetic marijuana and hydrocodone pills. «Dothan Eagle, Jul 15»
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Florida felon accused of selling drugs to undercover agents at Akron …
A Florida felon is accused of selling marijuana to undercover agents at Corky's Thomastown Cafe. (Adam Ferrise, Northeast Ohio Media Group). «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Convicted Felon Pleads Not Guilty To Sex-Related Charges …
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A convicted offender who was on home confinement for a sex crime when he was arrested on other sex-related ... «WCHS-TV8, Jul 15»
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Felon Accused Of Fatally Shooting Mentally Disabled Man Over His …
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man accused of fatally shooting a mentally disabled man in South Los Angeles, apparently over his red ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Allegedly intoxicated felon arrested for possession of loaded sawed …
A convicted felon was arrested after a loaded sawed off shotgun was allegedly found in his vehicle. Chickasha Police initiated a traffic stop with ... «Chickasha Express Star, Jul 15»
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Jackson putting felon on police panel is a crime: Darcy cartoon
Mayor Frank Jackson has chosen two-time convicted felon Rev. Jimmy Gates to serve on a panel who will choose the new Community Police ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Felon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/felon>. Jan 2020 ».
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