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felon 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɛlən/

noun

A person who has committed a felony.
Example sentences
  • Such force was justifiable against 'felons', and a thief was a felon if he had two previous convictions.
  • When a convicted felon commits a crime they take his DNA.
  • Passengers discovered the man, a convicted felon on probation for burglary, hiding in an airplane restroom.

adjective

[attributive] archaic Back to top  

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, literally 'wicked, a wicked person' (oblique case of fel 'evil'), from medieval Latin fello, fellon-, of unknown origin. Compare with felon2.

Words that rhyme with felon

Ellen, Magellan, Mellon, melon

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felon 2 Line breaks: felon
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛlən/

noun

Archaic term for whitlow.
Example sentences
  • A felon is an abscess of the distal pulp or phalanx pad of the fingertip.
  • Empiric antibiotic coverage with a first-generation cephalosporin or antistaphylococcal penicillin usually is adequate treatment for an uncomplicated felon.

Origin

Middle English: perhaps a specific use of felon1; medieval Latin fello, fellon- had the same sense.

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