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violent felony n: a crime consisting of conduct that presents a serious risk of potential injury to another or that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year used esp. in federal sentencing of career criminals guilty of crimes involving use of a weapon
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.