Definitions for: Convict


[n] a person serving a prison sentence
[n] a person convicted of a criminal offence
[v] find or declare guilty



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*vict", p.a. [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, n.
1. A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one
legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some
crime.

2. A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.

Syn: Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.


Con*vict", v. 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.]

A whole armado of convicted sail. --Shak.

Syn: To confute; defect; convince; confound.

Synonyms: con, gaolbird, inmate, jailbird

Antonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

See Also: captive, first offender, judge, label, lifer, offender, prisoner, pronounce, reconvict, wrongdoer

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