Meaning of “felony” in the English Dictionary

"felony" in American English

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felonynoun [ C ]

us /ˈfel·ə·ni/ law

a serious crime that can be punished by more than one year in prison:

Robbery is a felony.

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

"felony" in Business English

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felonynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈfeləni/ us 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.

The company was accused of felonious conduct in selling dangerous products to the public.


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