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 for felon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felon \Fel"on\, n. [OE., adj., cruel, n., villain, ruffian,
     traitor, whitlow, F. f['e]lon traitor, in OF. also, villain,
     fr. LL. felo. See Fell, a.]
     1. (Law) A person who has committed a felony.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Med.) A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the
        periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.
     Syn: Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Felon \Fel"on\, a.
     Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious;
     cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
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           Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who has committed a crime or has been legally
           convicted of a crime [syn: criminal, felon, crook,
           outlaw, malefactor]
      2: a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the
         area surrounding the nail [syn: felon, whitlow]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "felon":
     Judas, abscess, aposteme, bad person, bed sore, betrayer, blain,
     bleb, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore,
     carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, cold sore, convict,
     criminal, crook, culprit, deceiver, delinquent, desperado,
     desperate criminal, double-dealer, eschar, evildoer, fester,
     festering, fever blister, fistula, fugitive, furuncle, furunculus,
     gallows bird, gangster, gaolbird, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids,
     jailbird, kibe, lawbreaker, lesion, malefactor, malevolent,
     malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misfeasor, mobster, offender,
     outlaw, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, petechia, piles,
     pimple, pock, polyp, public enemy, pustule, quisling, racketeer,
     rising, scab, scofflaw, sinner, soft chancre, sore, stigma, sty,
     suppuration, swelling, swindler, traitor, transgressor, tubercle,
     two-timer, ulcer, ulceration, villain, wale, welt, wheal, whelk,
     whitlow, worker of ill, wound, wrongdoer

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FELON, crimes. One convicted and sentenced for a felony.
       2. A felon is infamous, and cannot fill any office, or become a witness 
  in any case, unless pardoned, except in cases of absolute necessity, for his 
  own preservation, and defence; as, for example, an affidavit in relation to 
  the irregularity of a judgment in a cause in which he is a party. 2 Salk. R. 
  461; 2 Str. 1148;. Martin's R. 25; Stark. Ev. part 2, tit. Infamy. As to the 
  effect of a conviction in one state, where the witness is offered in 
  another, see 17 Mass. R. 515 2 Harr. & McHen. R. 120, 378; 1 Harr. & Johns. 
  R. 572. As to the effect upon a copartnership by one of the partners 
  becoming a felon, see 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1493. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  FELON, n.  A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in
  embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment.

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