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Webster 1913 Edition


Convict

Con-vict′

(kŏn-vĭkt′)
,
p.
Adj.
[L.
convictus
, p. p. of
convincere
to convict, prove. See
Convice
.]
Proved or found guilty; convicted.
[Obs.]
Shak.
Convict
by flight, and rebel to all law.
Milton.

Con′vict

(kŏn′vĭkt)
,
Noun.
1.
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.

Con-vict′

(kŏn-vĭkt′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Convicted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Convicting
.]
1.
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
convicted
by a jury.
Macaulay.
They which heard it, being
convicted
by their own conscience, went out one by one.
John viii. 9.
2.
To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
[Obs.]
Sir T. Browne.
3.
To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
Imagining that these proofs will
convict
a testament, to have that in it which other men can nowhere by reading find.
Hooker.
4.
To defeat; to doom to destruction.
[Obs.]
Syn. – To confute; defect; convince; confound.

Webster 1828 Edition


Convict

CONVICT

,
Verb.
T.
[L., to vanquish or subdue. See Convince.]
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.

CONVICT

,
pp.
For convicted. Proved or found guilty.

CONVICT

,
Noun.
A person proved or found guilty of a crime alledged against him, either by the verdict of a jury or other legal decision.

Definition 2021


convict

convict

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Verb

convict (third-person singular simple present convicts, present participle convicting, simple past and past participle convicted)

  1. (transitive) To find guilty
    1. as a result of legal proceedings, about of a crime
    2. informally, notably in a moral sense; said about both perpetrator and act.

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convict (plural convicts)

  1. (law) A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
  2. A person deported to a penal colony.
  3. A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.

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