noun (plural felonies)
A crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death: he pleaded guilty to six felonies an accusation of felony
More example sentences
- The principal felonies were homicide, rape, theft, burglary, robbery and arson.
- California requires DNA sampling only from those convicted for violent felonies and some sex crimes.
- And the schedule is there, so your Honours can see how the felonies and misdemeanours were changed.
Definition of felony in:
- The British & World English dictionary