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

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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Cite this Entry

“Reconvict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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