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  • To find guilty of a crime as a result of legal proceedings.
  • A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
  • A person transported to a penal colony.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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 law.
Milton.

Con"vict (k&obreve;n"v&ibreve;kt), 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" (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 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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