Definitions for Convictkənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•victkənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt(v., adj.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to prove or declare guilty of an offense, esp. after a legal trial.

    Category: Law

  2. to impress with a sense of guilt.

  3. (n.)a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.

    Category: Law

  4. a person serving a prison sentence.

    Category: Law

  5. (adj.)Archaic. convicted.

Origin of convict:

1350–1400; ME < L convictus, ptp. of convincere to overcome (in a suit), convict; see convince


Princeton's WordNet

  1. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

  2. convict(verb)

    a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

  3. convict(verb)

    find or declare guilty

    "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. convict(verb)ənˈvɪkt; n. ˈkɒn vɪkt

    to prove in a court that sb is guilty of a crime

    to convict sb of murder/corruption/robbery; two men convicted on terrorism charges

  2. convict(noun)ənˈvɪkt; n. ˈkɒn vɪkt

    sb who has been proved guilty of a crime and put in jail

    convicts who escaped from jail


  1. convict(Noun)

    A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.

  2. convict(Noun)

    A person deported to a penal colony.

  3. convict(Noun)

    A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.

  4. convict(Verb)

    To find guilty

  5. Origin: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convict

    proved or found guilty; convicted

  2. Convict(noun)

    a person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime

  3. Convict(noun)

    a criminal sentenced to penal servitude

  4. Convict(verb)

    to prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience

  5. Convict(verb)

    to prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute

  6. Convict(verb)

    to demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove

  7. Convict(verb)

    to defeat; to doom to destruction


  1. Convict

    A convict is "a person found guilty of a crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison", sometimes referred to in slang as simply a "con". Convicts are often called prisoners or inmates. Persons convicted and sentenced to non-custodial sentences often are not termed "convicts". Ex-convict is a common way of referring to a person who has been released from prison. The legal label of "ex-convict" has much wider lifelong implications, so the person may suffer long-term handicaps and social stigma, including restricting access to certain categories of employment. In the Australian context, the Federal government generally will not employ an ex-convict, but some other state organizations may or may not have a time limit restricting employment.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Convict' in Verbs Frequency: #942

Translations for Convict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person serving a sentence for a crime

Two of the convicts have escaped from prison.

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