Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A felon.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A criminal. One who has forfeited his life by commission of a capital offense, Spelman.
    —Forisfactus servus. A slave who has been a free man, but has forfeited hls freedom by crime. Du Cange.