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

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
reconviction 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

Examples of reconvict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, about 45% of former offenders in the state are reconvicted within three years after their release, according to data from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reconvict was in 1850

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“Reconvict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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