felonry

felonry

[fel-uhn-ree]
noun
1.
the whole body or class of felons.
2.
the convict population of a penal colony.

Origin:
1830–40; felon + -ry

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felonry (ˈfɛlənrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  felons collectively
2.  (formerly) the convict population of a penal colony, esp in Australia

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