To compound a felony


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To compound a felony See under Compound v. t.
    • To compound a felony to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote.
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In literature:

Was I thus being asked to compound a felony?
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Do you ask me to compound a felony?
"Captain Brassbound's Conversion" by George Bernard Shaw
I want you to help me compound a felony.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
I refuse to believe that the only way to save Wall Street is by a sworn officer of the law compounding a felony.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
You don't suppose the police will allow you to compound a felony.
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh
She's ready to compound a felony.
"The Honour of the Clintons" by Archibald Marshall
It was not his to intervene, to cozen Justice, to compound a felony and defeat a righteous Providence!
"Satan Sanderson" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Do you want me to compound a felony?
"Into the Highways and Hedges" by F. F. Montrésor (Frances Frederica)
In short, a bet is simply a mutual agreement to compound a felony.
"Sharps and Flats" by John Nevil Maskelyne