Con*vict" (k&obreve;n*v&ibreve;kt"), 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
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
Syn. -- Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.
Con*vict" (k&obreve;n*v&ibreve;kt"), 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
He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a
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;
Imagining that these proofs will convict a
testament, to have that in it which other men can nowhere by
4. To defeat; to doom to
A whole armado of convicted sail.
Syn. -- To confute; defect; convince; confound.