preconviction

adjective
pre·​con·​vic·​tion | \ ˌprē-kən-ˈvik-shən How to pronounce preconviction (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Preconviction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconviction. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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