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convict

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adjective con·vict \kən-ˈvikt\

Definition of convict

archaic

  1. :  having been convicted



14th Century

First Known Use of convict

14th century


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convict

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verb con·vict \kən-ˈvikt\

Simple Definition of convict

  • law : to prove that someone is guilty of a crime in a court of law

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of convict

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to find or prove to be guilty

  3. 2 :  to convince of error or sinfulness

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to find a defendant guilty

Examples of convict in a sentence

  1. There is sufficient evidence to convict.

  2. He was convicted in federal court.

  3. The jury convicted them on three counts of fraud.

  4. Have you ever been convicted of a crime?



Origin and Etymology of convict

Middle English, from Anglo-French convicter, from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere to refute, convict


First Known Use: 14th century


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convict

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noun con·vict \ˈkän-ˌvikt\

Simple Definition of convict

  • : a person who has been found guilty of a crime and sent to prison

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of convict

  1. 1 :  a person convicted of and under sentence for a crime

  2. 2 :  a person serving a usually long prison sentence

Examples of convict in a sentence

  1. <a warning that the three escaped convicts were armed and dangerous>



15th Century

First Known Use of convict

15th century



CONVICT Defined for Kids

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convict

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verb con·vict \kən-ˈvikt\

Definition of convict for Students

convicted

convicting

  1. :  to prove or find guilty




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convict

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noun con·vict \ˈkän-ˌvikt\

Definition of convict for Students

  1. :  a person serving a prison sentence




Law Dictionary

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convict

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transitive verb con·vict \kən-ˈvikt\

Legal Definition of convict

  1. :  to find guilty of a criminal offense <was convicted of fraud> — compare acquit



Origin and Etymology of convict

Latin convictus past participle of convincere to find guilty, prove, from com- with, together + vincer to conquer


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convict

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noun con·vict \ˈkän-ˌvikt\

Legal Definition of convict

  1. :  a person convicted of and serving a sentence for a crime





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