re·​con·​vict | \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvikt How to pronounce reconvict (audio) \
reconvicted; reconvicting; reconvicts

Definition of reconvict

transitive verb

: to convict again Twenty-nine percent of the subsidized jobs recipients had been reconvicted two years out, compared with 27 percent of the control group.— Heather Mac Donald In contrast, 46 percent of a comparison group of inmates who didn't participate in the program were reconvicted of a felony after getting out.— Andy Mannix

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reconviction \ (ˌ)rē-​kən-​ˈvik-​shən How to pronounce reconviction (audio) \ noun, plural reconvictions
Bonnett's case is only the second in the state that has resulted in a retrial and a reconviction. — Lynh Bui The Center for Employment Opportunities in New York was one of the programs studied, which now reports a 20 percent drop in reconviction among its participants. — Teri Bowers

First Known Use of reconvict

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconvict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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