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con·vict • v. / kənˈvikt/ [tr.] (often be convicted) declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offense by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law. • n. / ˈkänˌvikt/ a person found guilty of a criminal offense and serving a sentence of imprisonment.

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convict prove guilty XIV; bring error home to; †convince XVIII. f. convict-, pp. stem of L. convincere CONVINCE; the pp. was adopted earlier as convict (also in AN.) pronounced or proved guilty, whence, with shift of stress, convict sb. †convicted person XVI; condemned criminal XVIII.

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Convict

CONVICT

To adjudge an accused person guilty of a crime at the conclusion of a criminal prosecution, or after the entry of a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere. An individual who has been found guilty of a crime and, as a result, is serving a sentence as punishment for the act; a prisoner.

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