noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
inmate; yard bird; yardbird; con.
noun a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
verb find or declare guilty
- The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced
Con*vict" participial adjective
, p.p. of convincere
to convict, prove. See Convice
- Proved or found guilty; convicted. Obs.
Convict by 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.
- A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.
Syn. -- Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.
Con*vict" transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Convicted; present participle & verbal noun Convicting
- 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.
They which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one.
John viii. 9.
- To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute. Obs.
Sir T. Browne.
- 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.
- To defeat; to doom to destruction. Obs.
A whole armado of convicted sail.
Syn. -- To confute; defect; convince; confound.
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