Definition of Felonies
1. Noun. (plural of felony) ¹
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Definition of Felonies
1. felony [n] - See also: felony
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Literary usage of Felonies
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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"All treasons, therefore, strictly speaking, are felonies; though all felonies ... In the absence of such statutory definition, those offenses are felonies ..."
2. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary by Joseph Story (1891)
"POWER TO PUNISH PIRACIES AND felonies. § 1157. THE next power of Congress is "to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, ..."
3. Elementary Law by William Callyhan Robinson (1882)
"felonies are of two kinds: felonies at common law, and felonies by statute. felonies at common law were formerly very numerous, nearly every important ..."
4. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Matthew Hale, Sollom Emlyn (1847)
" I COME now, according to the method propounded, to consider those felonies that relate to the public justice of the kingdom in bringing malefactors to ..."
5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Joh Taylor Coloridge (1825)
"OP felonies INJURIOUS TO THE KING's PREROGATIVE. ... All treasons therefore, strictly speaking, are felonies; though all felonies are not treason. ..."
6. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"felonies AND MISDEMEANORS 9. "Felony is any offense which by the statutes ... In some states, the statutes expressly declare all crimes to be felonies which ..."
7. Hand-book of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark (1894)
"Treason is a specific crime, and will be so treated hereafter.3 felonies AND MISDEMEANORS. 9. "Felony is any offense which, by the statutes or the common ..."
8. A Study of Women Delinquents in New York State by Mabel Ruth Fernald, Mary Holmes Stevens Hayes, Almena Dawley, Beardsley Ruml (1920)
"distribution of felonies and misdemeanors among our institutional groups. It will be seen at a glance that the offenses against chastity constitute the ..."