What does the word felonious mean?

Usage examples for felonious

  1. In the paternal home, under the roofs of Law, and removed from the influence of his conscienceless young chief, the staggering nature of the act he had put his hand to, its awful felonious aspect, overwhelmed Ripton. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. There is nothing more plain, in criminal law, than that, if you act under color of authority, although you may be ruined by suits in trespass, yet you are not to be subjected to punishment as having done what was felonious. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  3. Well, if the party will withdraw the charge of felonious assault it's all right with me. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field