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felon         

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      n  
1      (Criminal law)   (formerly) a person who has committed a felony  
2    Obsolete   a wicked person  
      adj  
3    Archaic or poetic   evil; cruel  
     (C13: from Old French: villain, from Medieval Latin fello, of uncertain origin)  
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felon          [2]  
      n   a purulent inflammation of the end joint of a finger, sometimes affecting the bone  
     (C12: from Medieval Latin fello sore, perhaps from Latin fel poison)  

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