- felony (n.)
- c. 1300, "treachery, betrayal; deceit; villainy, wickedness, sin, crime; violent temper, wrath; ruthlessness; evil intention," from Old French felonie (12c.) "wickedness, evil, treachery, perfidy, crime, cruelty, sin," from Gallo-Roman *fellonia, from fellonem "evil-doer" (see felon).
As a class of crime in common law, also from c. 1300, from Anglo-French. The exact definition changed over time and place, and even the distinction from misdemeanor or trespass is not always observed. In old use often a crime involving forfeiture of lands, goods, or a fee or a crime punishable by death. Variously used in the U.S.; often the sense is "crime punishable by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary."
- 1. a charge of felony
- 2. We're investigating a felony, Miss Demeanor.
- 我们正在调查一个重案, 迪米娜小姐.
- 3. Every defendant charged with a felony has a right to be charged by the Grand Jury.
- 4. A person found guilty of a felony and confined in a prison.
- 5. Talking is good. Shouting is bad. Slapping is a felony.
- 说话是善行. 叫嚷是恶行. 打嘴巴是十恶不赦.
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