Definition of Felony:

  1. In comparison, a misdemeanor is a lesser offense, punishable by imprisonment for up to a year. One who commits a felony is a felon; someone convicted of a felony is known as a convicted felon or convict. While felonies are often violent offenses and include major crimes such as murder, rape, aggravated assault, or kidnapping, they can also include white-collar crimes like tax evasion and securities fraud.

  2. In the US legal system, a crime (such as arson, assault, burglary, kidnapping, murder, rape, robbery, theft) that is more serious than misdemeanor and is punishable by imprisonment with hard labor, or death. In the UK legal system, all distinctions between misdemeanor and felony were abolished in 1967, and all indictable offenses are regulated by the same rules.

  3. A felony is the most serious type of criminal offense. A felony is defined as a crime that is severe enough to be punishable by sentences ranging from imprisonment for more than a year, to life imprisonment without parole, and even death.

Synonyms of Felony

Atrocity, Breach, Crime, Crime against humanity, Deadly sin, Delict, Delinquency, Dereliction, Enormity, Error, Evil, Failure, Fault, Genocide, Guilty act, Heavy sin, Illegality, Impropriety, Indiscretion, Inexpiable sin, Iniquity, Injury, Injustice, Lapse, Malefaction, Malfeasance, Malum, Minor wrong, Misdeed, Misdemeanor, Misfeasance, Mortal sin, Nonfeasance, Offense, Omission, Outrage, Peccadillo, Peccancy, Sin, Sin of commission, Sin of omission, Sinful act, Slip, Tort, Transgression, Trespass, Trip, Unutterable sin, Venial sin, Violation, Wrong, Wrongdoing

How to use Felony in a sentence?

  1. Felonies can include murder, rape, and tax evasion.
  2. Felonies can also include crimes against property.
  3. Felonies are the most serious types of criminal offenses.
  4. A felony is usually punishable by imprisonment and even death.

Meaning of Felony & Felony Definition