Meaning of felony
Pronunciation: (fel'u-nē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
- an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, esp. those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year.
- any crime punishable by death or mutilation and forfeiture of lands and goods.
- felony (Thesaurus)