Webster 1913 Edition
convictus, p. p. of
convincereto convict, prove. See
Proved or found guilty; convicted.
Convictby flight, and rebel to all law.
A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.
Syn. – Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one’s conscience.
He [Baxter] . . . had been
convictedby a jury.
They which heard it, being
convictedby their own conscience, went out one by one.
John viii. 9.
To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
Sir T. Browne.
To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
Imagining that these proofs will
convicta testament, to have that in it which other men can nowhere by reading find.
To defeat; to doom to destruction.
Syn. – To confute; defect; convince; confound.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To determine the truth of a charge against one; to prove or find guilty of a crime charged; to determine or decide to be guilty, as by the verdict of a jury, by confession, or other legal decision. The jury convicted the prisoner of felony.
2.To convince of sin; to prove or determine to be guilty, as by the conscience.
They who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one. John 8.
3.To confute; to prove or show to be false.
4.To show by proof or evidence.