felony etymology

English word felony comes from Latin fello ((Medieval Latin) criminal, barbarian.), Malayalam fello

Detailed word origin of felony

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fello Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) criminal, barbarian.
fello Malayalam (mal)
felon Old French (fro) Evildoer; wrongdoer. Immoral person Bastard; idiot (a general pejorative). Evil; bad; immoral.
felonie Old French (fro) Evil. Immoral acts or deeds.
felonie Middle English (enm)
felony English (eng) (US, legal) A serious criminal offense, which, under federal law, is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or by death.

Words with the same origin as felony

Descendants of fello
felon