preconviction

adjective

pre·​con·​vic·​tion ˌprē-kən-ˈvik-shən How to pronounce preconviction (audio)
variants or pre-conviction
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preconviction was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Preconviction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconviction. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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