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One convicted and sentenced for a felony.
A felon is infamous and (usually) cannot vote, fill an office, or become a witness in any case, unless pardoned, except in cases of absolute necessity for his own preservation and defence; as for example, an affidavit in relation to the irregularity of a judgment in a cause in which he is a party.
One of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary, punishable by a more stringent sentence than that given for a misdemeanor; an offense punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year. 18 U.S.C.
An offence which occasions a total forfeiture of. either lands or goods or both, at common law, to which capital or other punishment may be super-added, according to the degree of guilt.
(2) Obs. Any of several crimes in early English law that were punishable by forfeiture of land or goods and by possible loss of life or a bodily part. A breach of homage, a violation of the contract between lord and vassal, a violation of feudal customs. The legitimate breaches of the contract included: failure to protect the vassal; refusal of justice by denial of access to the LORD's court; dishonourable conduct towards the vassal.