Fel·on, a. Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate. --Pope.
1. Law A person who has committed a felony.
2. A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
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.
n 1: someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a
crime [syn: criminal, crook, outlaw, malefactor]
2: a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the
area surrounding the nail [syn: whitlow]