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Felon

An individual who commits a crime of a serious nature, such as Burglary or murder. A person who commits a felony.

felon

n. a person who has been convicted of a felony, which is a crime punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison. (See: felony)

felon

noun convict, criminal, culprit, delinquent, guilty person, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, outlaw, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, sceleratus, scelestus, transgressor, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: convicted felon
Foreign phrases: Nullus dicitur felo principalis nisi actor, aut qui praesens est, abettans aut auxilians ad feloniam faciendam.No one is called a principal felon except the party actually committing the felony, or the person who is present, aiding and abetting in its commission.
See also: assailant, captive, convict, criminal, hoodlum, lawbreaker, malefactor, outlaw, prisoner

felon

a person who has committed a FELONY.
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Like African-Americans, felons tend to skew left politically.
The courts have decided that convicted felons are the only ones who meet specific enough criteria to remove their civil rights.
Only Maine and Vermont do not strip felons of the right to vote.
Automatically restoring felons' right to vote when they've completed their punishment--as 38 states do--isn't in the best interests of felons or the public.
The year Ghent stood before Bush at the podium, the consequences of felon disenfranchisement were particularly profound.
Except for Maine and Vermont, all states restrict felon voting rights to some degree.
Paul's bill could make the job of keeping election records harder in states that prohibit felons from voting in state and local elections.
Technically, these were felons in possession, but if not for this absurd pricing, many of these purchases would never have happened.
Gore debacle in Florida in 2000, a University of Minnesota sociologist compiled the numbers and found 600,000 disenfranchised felons in Florida.
Yanev's committee was created in February to determine the legitimacy of Parvanov and Marin's actions in granting pardons to felons and okaying Bulgarian citizenship requests, after several scandals emerged involving Marin's alleged illegitimacy during his second term in office and his generous pardoning of felons.
22) To support the validity of laws preventing ex-felons from possession, the Fifth Circuit relied only upon law review articles from the 1980s to suggest that America at its founding excluded felons from the right to bear arms.
The Second Circuit refused to deem Powell and Alsol aggravated felons when the state court neither litigated nor established their recidivist status.