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felon

Noun

1 someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime [syn: criminal, crook, outlaw, malefactor]
2 a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail [syn: whitlow]

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Noun

  1. A person convicted of a serious crime which carries serious fines and / or jail time or imprisonment, usually for longer than one year. Crimes carrying small fines or imprisonment of less than a year are called misdemeanors.

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a person convicted of a crime

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