reconvict

verb re·con·vict \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvikt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconvict

reconvicted; reconvicting; reconvicts
: 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

play \(ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvik-shən\ 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

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