autrefois convict

noun

: a defendant's plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and convicted of the same offense

Word History

Etymology

Anglo-French, formerly convicted

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“Autrefois convict.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/autrefois%20convict. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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