Fel"on (?), n. [OE., adj., cruel, n., villain, ruffian, traitor, whitlow, F. f'elon 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.

 

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Fel"on, a.

Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.

Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. Pope.

 

© Webster 1913.

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