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felony

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈfeləni/ US LAW
serious crime which can be punished by one or more years in prison: He was arrested on suspicion of planning to commit a felony. She was convicted of felony.
felonious adjective → Compare misdemeanour
(Definition of felony from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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