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English → English (gcide) Definition: To compound a felony Compound \Com*pound"\ (k[o^]m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.] [OE. componen, compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. The d is excrescent. See Position, and cf. Compon['e].] 1. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. [1913 Webster] Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. [1913 Webster] We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. [1913 Webster] Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt. [1913 Webster] I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To compound a felony, to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote. [1913 Webster] Felony \Fel"o*ny\, n.; pl. Felonies. [OE. felonie cruelty, OF. felonie, F. f['e]lonie treachery, malice. See Felon, n.] 1. (Feudal Law) An act on the part of the vassal which cost him his fee by forfeiture. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] 2. (O.Eng.Law) An offense which occasions a total forfeiture either lands or goods, or both, at the common law, and to which capital or other punishment may be added, according to the degree of guilt. [1913 Webster] 3. A heinous crime; especially, a crime punishable by death or imprisonment. [1913 Webster] Note: Forfeiture for crime having been generally abolished in the United States, the term felony, in American law, has lost this point of distinction; and its meaning, where not fixed by statute, is somewhat vague and undefined; generally, however, it is used to denote an offense of a high grade, punishable either capitally or by a term of imprisonment. In Massachusetts, by statute, any crime punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison, and no other, is a felony; so in New York. the tendency now is to obliterate the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors; and this has been done partially in England, and completely in some of the States of the Union. The distinction is purely arbitrary, and its entire abolition is only a question of time. [1913 Webster] Note: There is no lawyer who would undertake to tell what a felony is, otherwise than by enumerating the various kinds of offenses which are so called. originally, the word felony had a meaning: it denoted all offenses the penalty of which included forfeiture of goods; but subsequent acts of Parliament have declared various offenses to be felonies, without enjoining that penalty, and have taken away the penalty from others, which continue, nevertheless, to be called felonies, insomuch that the acts so called have now no property whatever in common, save that of being unlawful and purnishable. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] To compound a felony. See under Compound, v. t. [1913 Webster]

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