Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is a grifter and a wingnut, but is he possibly a felon too?
From Watergate felon to champion of prison reform, Chuck Colson—who died today at 80—found salvation in unexpected places.
The Obama campaign charges that those filings prove Romney a felon or a liar.
What we learn throughout the course of the film is that being the child of a felon doesn't have to mean growing up motherless.
If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then maybe talk radio is the first refuge of felon.
The worst isn't over for the felon in the dock when the judge has finished the sentence; there's the 'drop' to come, after that.
You must not leave me—you shall not—I am not to be deserted for the sake of a felon!
To tell her that her husband was a felon would kill her; and she would die if she remained in that close air.
Had he reached a state of degradation so low that even the felon loathed his presence?
She, with her six months' old baby, was treated with great severity and harshness at first, as if she were a felon.
late 13c., from Old French felon "evil-doer, scoundrel, traitor, rebel, the Devil" (9c.), from Medieval Latin fellonem (nominative fello) "evil-doer," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *fillo, *filljo "person who whips or beats, scourger" (cf. Old High German fillen "to whip"); or from Latin fel "gall, poison," on the notion of "one full of bitterness."
Another theory (advanced by Professor R. Atkinson of Dublin) traces it to Latin fellare "to suck" (see fecund), which had an obscene secondary meaning in classical Latin (well-known to readers of Martial and Catullus), which would make a felon etymologically a "cock-sucker." OED inclines toward the "gall" explanation, but finds Atkinson's "most plausible" of the others.
felon fel·on (fěl'ən)
A purulent infection or abscess involving the bulbous distal end of a finger. Also called whitlow.