Convict definition

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A person found or declared guilty of an offense or crime.
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To make aware of one's sinfulness or guilt.
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A person serving a sentence of imprisonment.
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To show or declare to be blameworthy; condemn.

His remarks convicted him of a lack of sensitivity.

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The definition of a convict is a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced to serving time behind bars.

An example of a convict is a man in prison.

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To bring to a realization of one's guilt.

Convicted by his own conscience.

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One whom a court has determined is guilty of an offense, either by accepting a valid guilty plea from the individual or upon a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury. To prove or officially find a person to be guilty of an offense. One serving a prison sentence.
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  • As a result of legal proceedings, about of a crime.
  • Informally, notably in a moral sense; said about both perpetrator and act.
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(law) A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
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A person deported to a penal colony.
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A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.
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(law) To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court.

The jury convicted the defendant of manslaughter.

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Convict is defined as to declare someone guilty of something, especially when done formally by a judge or jury in a court of law.

An example of convict is when a jury pronounces a murderer as guilty.

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To return a verdict of guilty in a court.
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To prove (a person) guilty.

Convicted by the evidence.

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To judge and find guilty of an offense charged.

The jury convicted him of theft.

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A person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court.
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A person serving a sentence in prison.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
convict
Plural:
convicts

Origin of convict

  • Middle English convicten from Latin convincere convict- convince

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman convicter, from Latin convictus, the past participle of convincere 'convict'

    From Wiktionary