preconviction

adjective pre·con·vic·tion \ ˌprē-kən-ˈvik-shən \
variants: or pre-conviction

Definition of preconviction

: existing or occurring before a conviction
  • preconviction jail time
  • … using her position to help people she would have never crossed paths with in her preconviction life.
  • —Leon Neyfakh

First Known Use of preconviction

1918

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