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felonry

fel·on·ry
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fel-uh n-ree]
    • /ˈfɛl ən ri/
    • /ˈfe.lən.rɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fel-uh n-ree]
    • /ˈfɛl ən ri/

Definitions of felonry word

  • noun felonry the whole body or class of felons. 1
  • noun felonry the convict population of a penal colony. 1
  • noun felonry Felons as a group. 1
  • noun felonry felons collectively 0
  • noun felonry (formerly) the convict population of a penal colony, esp in Australia 0

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Origin of felonry

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; felon1 + -ry

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Felonry

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

felonry popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

felonry usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for felonry

noun felonry

  • mob — Digital Technology. (in a video game) a hostile nonplayer character that the player may target and fight.
  • syndicate — a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations: The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate.
  • abyss — An abyss is a very deep hole in the ground.
  • riffraff — people, or a group of people, regarded as disreputable or worthless: a pack of riffraff.
  • racket — a light bat having a netting of catgut or nylon stretched in a more or less oval frame and used for striking the ball in tennis, the shuttlecock in badminton, etc.

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