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felony

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N. Formerly, an offence more serious than a misdemeanour. Since 1967 the term has been abandoned (although it is retained in pre-1967 statutes that are still in force) and the ...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
50 words

...felony n. Formerly, an offence more serious than a misdemeanour . Since 1967 the term has been abandoned (although it is retained in pre- 1967 statutes that are still in force) and the law formerly relating to misdemeanours now applies to felonies. See also arrestable offence ; indictable offence ; summary offence...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
45 words

... Formerly, an offence more serious than a misdemeanour. Since 1967 the term has been abandoned (although it is retained in pre‐1967 statutes that are still in force) and the law formerly relating to misdemeanours now applies to felonies. See also indictable offence ; summary offence...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
35 words

... . Crimes such as murder, rape, arson, robbery, burglary, etc. were regarded (except in Scottish courts) as being more serious than misdemeanours . The penalties included forfeiture of land and goods. Forfeiture was abolished in 1870...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
35 words

... Crimes such as murder, rape, arson, robbery, burglary, etc. were regarded (except in Scottish courts) as being more serious than misdemeanours . The penalties included forfeiture of land and goods. Forfeiture was abolished in 1870...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
136 words

... Felony, attested mainly in the feudal system of north-west Europe, was the breaking of the link that united the vassal to his lord. It could be the vassal's failure to meet the obligations due to the lord, military or financial aid, participation in his council, or a deficiency in the protection given by the lord to his vassal. A ceremony seems to have taken cognizance of the breach of sworn faith which was settled by the withdrawal of the fief conceded (forfeiture), which often meant an armed engagement. The proliferation of Homages owed to several...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
35 words

...felony General term for serious crimes, as opposed to misdemeanours . See discussion in Wilson v R ( 1992 ) 174 CLR 313. In most jurisdictions the term has been replaced by indictable offence ( cf summary offence )....

Felony and Misdemeanor

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,975 words

...of clergy for certain felonies. Thus, while virtually all common law felonies were capital offenses, some were more likely than others in practice to result in the imposition of the death penalty. While the original list of common law felonies was short, Parliament eventually added a host of new felonies, so that by Blackstone ’s time in the eighteenth century, the list of felonies extended into the hundreds. All of these felonies were punishable by forfeiture of land and goods and, theoretically, by death. As distinguished from felonies, misdemeanors...

felony murder rule

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
165 words

...felony murder rule A common law doctrine, enshrined in legislation in all Australian jurisdictions apart from the model criminal code jurisdictions of the ACT, NT and the Commonwealth, which increases a charge of manslaughter to murder where death is caused while the accused is committing another offence. Types of offences coming within the scope of the rule are restricted to serious offences in some jurisdictions. Typical cases of ( felony murder ) are death caused by unintentional shooting during a robbery or resulting from fire caused by arson ....

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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Current Version:
2016

...felony n ˈfelǝnǝɪ sp fellony 2 ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
158 words

... • Léonie , peony • Tierney • Briony , bryony, Hermione • tourney • ebony • Albany • chalcedony • Alderney • Persephone , Stephanie, telephony • antiphony , epiphany, polyphony, tiffany • symphony • cacophony , homophony, theophany, Zoffany • euphony • agony • garganey • Antigone • cosmogony , mahogany, theogony • balcony • Gascony • Tuscany • calumny • felony , Melanie, miscellany • villainy • colony • Chamonix , salmony, scammony, Tammany • harmony • anemone , Emeny, hegemony, lemony, Yemeni • alimony , palimony • agrimony •...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
15 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
117 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
135 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
29 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
31 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
36 words
felony shoes

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
196 words

...so-called felony shoes. 1995 R. Campbell Wizard of La-La Land ( 1999 ) 124: His feet, in size fourteen felony flyers, were up on […] the desk. 2000 J. Stacy Inside 911 56: Make sure your track record is good and wear your best or favorite running shoes, also known as ‘felony flyers’. 2001 J.R. Lankford Crowning Circle 259: They had on two or three layers of shirts, huge pants and the high-top sneakers Skeet had said the police call felony shoes. 2005 www.theweebsite.com 28 June [Internet] Athletic shoes come in many types and many...

Jayo Felony

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
374 words

...Felony b. James Savage, San Diego, California, USA. It seemed mandatory that just about every new rap artist to appear during the late 90s or early twenty-first century had to have some sort of gang affiliation to receive any kind of attention. Jayo Felony aka Bullet Loco and Peer Pressure, is no different, as evidenced by the title of his 2001 release, Crip Hop (which gives a nod to the Crips, a notorious gang that originated on the west coast in the 60s). The young James Savage began participating in ‘battles’ with other local hip-hop talents, and even...

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