Fel"on (?), n. [OE., adj., cruel,
n., villain, ruffian, traitor, whitlow, F.
félon traitor, in OF. also, villain, fr. LL.
felo. See Fell, a.] 1.
(Law) A person who has committed a felony.
2. A person guilty or capable of heinous
3. (Med.) A kind of whitlow; a painful
imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last
Syn. -- Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.
Fel"on, a. Characteristic of a
felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous;
Vain shows of love to vail his felon