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Ten of the men were apprehended for the felony, and eight of them were executed.

"You talk of forgery and penalties as if we were about to commit a felony," said Linton, laughing.

I should have to clear myself of felony, to strain every nerve and cheat the gallows.

It was compounding a felony, but my client was satisfied and Roger was grateful.

"Please compound a felony," he said softly—and slipped it into his pocket.

You've the power to admit to bail in all charges of felony, at your discretion.

You cannot make economy a crime, progress a misdemeanour, or efficiency a felony!

Accordingly, their use was not confined to disposing of a charge of felony.

There was no evidence on which they could bring a charge of felony or even of fraud against him.

The rest of the prisoners then had the usual judgment as in cases of felony.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c. as a term in common law, in Anglo-French, from Old French felonie (12c.) "wickedness, evil, treachery, perfidy, crime, cruelty, sin," from Gallo-Romance *fellonia, from fellonem (see felon).

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