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felon (noun) person who has committed a serious crime.
Felon is a legal term. A person who has been found guilty of a serious crime like murder or rape is a felon. If it is proved in a court of law that a person has committed a very serious crime like a murder, manslaughter, or rape, they are a felon.
- In spite of deterrent punishments, people who turn felons are increasing in number, as seen in the rise of the people sentenced for serious crimes.
- Cold-blooded felons deserve the punishment they get, whereas those who become felons unintentionally or in self-defense should be given lenient punishment.