Malignant; malicious; done with intent to commit a crime; having the grade or quality of a felony. Felonious assault. Such an assault upon the person as if consummated, would subject the party making it, upon conviction, to the punishment of a felony, that is, to imprisonment in the penitentiary. Hinkle v. State. 94 Ga. 595. 21 S. E. 595. Felonious homicide. In criminal law. The offense of killing a human creature, of any age or sex, without justification or excuse. There are two degrees of this offense, manslaughter and murder.