Definition of felony:
- A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
- An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture.
- 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.
- "The Coming of the Law", Charles Alden Seltzer.
- "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
- "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester.