felon

FEL'ON, n. [Low L. felo.]

1. In law, a person who has committed felony. [See Felony.]

2. A whitlow; a painful swelling formed in the periosteum at the end of the finger.

FEL'ON, a.

1. Malignant; fierce; malicious; proceeding from a depraved heart.

Vain shows of love to vail his felon hate.

2. Traitorous; disloyal.