Definition of felon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfelən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfelən//
(especially North American English, law) Criminals
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a person who has committed a felony felons who have served their sentence The law requires convicted felons entering the state to register their address with the police. See related entries: Criminals Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, literally ‘wicked, a wicked person’ (oblique case of fel ‘evil’), from medieval Latin fello, fellon-, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: felon