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Definition of Felony


  1. An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
  2. An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt.
  3. A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.

Felony Quotations

Little white lies are part of everyday life. If you're in court being charged with a felony, you're probably going to be tempted to lie. Or if your girlfriend asks you if the sweater she is wearing makes her look fat; you're going to lie because you love that person. There are different reasons and justifications to lie; it's human nature.
Monica Raymund

Once you have a felony conviction on your record, one of the most difficult things to do is to break the cycle of recidivism.
Hill Harper

In some of the states in the U.S., homosexuality remains a felony.
Vladimir Putin

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.
Robert Benchley

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.
Martin Van Buren
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Felony Translations

felony in German is Verbrechen
felony in Norwegian is forbrytelse
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