felonious
fe·lo·ni·ous /fə-'lō-nē-əs/ adj: of, relating to, or constituting a felony
felonious sale of cocaine
fe·lo·ni·ous·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

felonious
I adjective against the admonition of law, against the law, against the rules, base, condemnable, contrary to law, criminal, criminous, culpable, dishonest, dissolute, done with intent to commit crime, evildoing, extralegal, fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate, immoral, in violation of law, inlicitus, lawbreaking, lawless, malfeasant, malicious, nefarious, non legitimus, nonlegal, of the quality of a felon, offending, outlawed, outside the law, perfidious, transgressing, unallowed, unauthorized, unlawful, unlicensed, unpardonable, unwarrantable, vetitus, villainous, wicked, wrong, wrongful associated concepts: felonious act, felonious arson, felonious assault, felonious homicide, felonious intent, felonious purpose, feloniously taking II index culpable, illegal, illicit, impermissible, iniquitous, larcenous, lawless, nefarious, reprobate, wrongful

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


felonious
1) Refers to an act done with criminal intent. The term is used to distinguish between a wrong that was not malicious and an intentional crime, as in "felonious assault," which is an attack meant to do real harm.
2) Relating to a felony.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


felonious
adj. Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a felony.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


felonious
Done with an intent to commit a serious crime or a felony; done with an evil heart or purpose; malicious; wicked; villainous.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


felonious
Done with an intent to commit a serious crime or a felony; done with an evil heart or purpose; malicious; wicked; villainous.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

felonious
adj.
   referring to an act done with criminal intent. The term is used to distinguish between a wrong which was not malicious, and an intentional crime, as in "felonious assault," which is an attack meant to do real harm.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • felonious — mid 15c. (implied in feloniously), from FELONY (Cf. felony) + OUS (Cf. ous). Replaced felonous (mid 14c.) by c.1600. Felonly (c.1300) was another variation …   Etymology dictionary

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  • felonious — feloniously, adv. feloniousness, n. /feuh loh nee euhs/, adj. 1. Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent. 2. wicked; base; villainous. [1375 1425; FELONY + OUS; r. late ME felonous < AF,… …   Universalium

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  • felonious — adjective Date: 1567 1. archaic very evil ; villainous 2. of, relating to, or having the nature of a felony < felonious assault > • feloniously adverb • feloniousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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