felony


felony
noun (AmE)
ADJECTIVE
federal
serious
first-degree, second-degree, third-degree
aggravated
non-violent, violent
drug, drug-related
VERB + FELONY
commit
be punishable by

a felony punishable by up to six years in prison

be charged with
FELONY + NOUN
charge
conviction
offense
assault, murder, etc.

He was charged with felony assault.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(punishable by death or by imprisonment), , ,


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