Meaning of “felon” in the English Dictionary

"felon" in English

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felonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfel.ən/ us /ˈfel.ən/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A felon who brought two buyers or receivers to justice was to be pardoned. 
  • He felt that he was branded as a felon. 
  • I didn't relish being conveyed from place to place, like a felon changing prisons, at somebody else's expense. 
  • If one is caught again begging, he shall be deemed a felon. 
  • You will honor, she questioned, bitterly, "the daughter of a felon?" 

(Definition of “felon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"felon" in American English

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felonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfel·ən/ law

a person who is guilty of a serious crime:

a convicted felon

(Definition of “felon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"felon" in Business English

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felonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfelən/ us US LAW

someone who has committed a crime:

He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

(Definition of “felon” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)