Definition of Felonious

1. Adjective. Involving or being or having the nature of a crime. "Felonious intent"

Exact synonyms: Criminal
Similar to: Illegal
Derivative terms: Crime, Crime, Criminalness, Felony



Definition of Felonious

1. a. Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.

Definition of Felonious

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, being, or having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious. ¹

2. Adjective. (legal) Done with intent to commit a crime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Felonious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felonious

fellowshipped
fellowshipping
fellowships
fellowships and scholarships
fells
felltare
fellwalker
fellwalkers
fellwalking
felly
felo-de-se
felo de se
felodipine
felon
felonies
felonious (current term)
feloniously
feloniousness
feloniousnesses
felonous
felonries
felonry
felons
felonwort
felony
felos-de-se
felsic
felsite
felsites
felsitic

Literary usage of Felonious

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"I. Insurance <s=>425—Against robbery held not to cover taking In clerk's presence, unless he had actual knowledge of taking; "felonious taking. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"The elements of "stealing" at common law are the wrongful or fraudulent taking and removal of the personal property by trespass with the felonious intent to ..."

3. Commentaries on the Criminal Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1868)
"The Act by which felonious Homicide is committed. 702-706. The Intent which enters into felonious Homicide. 707-741. The Act which distinguishes Murder from ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"The felonious Intent. The felonious intent to steal, or animus furandi, is just as necessary to constitute robbery as it is to constitute larceny. ..."

5. Commentaries on the Criminal Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1858)
"Circumstances in which taking Life is not felonious. 585-611. ... What Kinds subject to guilt of felonious Homicide. 599-603. Duty and Neglect. 604-610. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States by Francis Wharton (1874)
"(248) felonious assault, under the Massachusetts statute. (249) Assault with intent to ... (250) felonious assault with intent to rob, being armed. Rev. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"But if the intent is described as felonious, that sufficiently qualifies the act: S . v. Sonnier, 38 La. An. 962. «Buntin v. S., 68 Ind. 38; S . v. ..."

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