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Convict meaning

convict - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  2. 2. a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence
  3. 3. find or declare guilty; " The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
  4. 4. Proved or found guilty; convicted.
  5. 5. A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.
  6. 6. A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.
  7. 7. To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.
  8. 8. To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
  9. 9. To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
  10. 10. To defeat; to doom to destruction.
  11. 11. One found guilty of crime.
  12. 12. To prove; to prove guilty.

convict - examples of usage

  1. Nor must we leave anything on board to convict the ship of her true character." - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. Why had she left that running iron as evidence to convict its owner? - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. Every convict in the world is to some degree a happier man because of this vision which was projected upon the world from the soul of one great poet. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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