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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Felon  \Fel"on\,  n.  [OE.,  adj.,  cruel,  n.,  villain,  ruffian, 
  traitor,  whitlow,  F.  f['e]lon  traitor,  in  OF  also  villain, 
  fr  LL  felo.  See  Fell,  a.] 
  1.  (Law)  A  person  who  has  committed  a  felony. 
 
  2.  A  person  guilty  or  capable  of  heinous  crime. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  A  kind  of  whitlow;  a  painful  imflammation  of  the 
  periosteum  of  a  finger,  usually  of  the  last  joint. 
 
  Syn:  Criminal;  convict;  malefactor;  culprit. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Felon  \Fel"on\,  a. 
  Characteristic  of  a  felon;  malignant;  fierce;  malicious; 
  cruel;  traitorous;  disloyal. 
 
  Vain  shows  of  love  to  vail  his  felon  hate.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  felon 
  n  1:  someone  who  has  committed  (or  been  legally  convicted  of)  a 
  crime  [syn:  {criminal},  {crook},  {outlaw},  {malefactor}] 
  2:  a  purulent  infection  at  the  end  of  a  finger  or  toe  in  the 
  area  surrounding  the  nail  [syn:  {whitlow}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FELON,  n.  A  person  of  greater  enterprise  than  discretion,  who  in 
  embracing  an  opportunity  has  formed  an  unfortunate  attachment. 
 
 




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