felony
Pronunciation
  • enPR: fĕ'lə-nē, IPA: /ˈfɛ.lə.ni/
Noun

felony (plural felonies)

  1. (US, legal) A serious criminal offense, which, under United States federal law, is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or by death.
Related terms Translations
  • French: crime
  • German: Verbrechen (defined similarly to “felony”); schwere Straftat (informal synonym); Schwerverbrechen, Schwerstverbrechen, Kapitalverbrechen (informal augmentations)
  • Italian: delitto
  • Portuguese: crime grave
  • Russian: преступле́ние
  • Spanish: crimen, delito, felonía (US)



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