Definitions for Convictkənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•victkənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt(v., adj.; n.; v.t.)
to prove or declare guilty of an offense, esp. after a legal trial.
to impress with a sense of guilt.
(n.)a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
a person serving a prison sentence.
Origin of convict:
1350–1400; ME < L convictus, ptp. of convincere to overcome (in a suit), convict; see convince
convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)
a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
find or declare guilty
"The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
convict(noun)ənˈvɪkt; n. ˈkɒn vɪkt
sb who has been proved guilty of a crime and put in jail
convicts who escaped from jail
A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
A person deported to a penal colony.
A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.
To find guilty
Origin: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco
proved or found guilty; convicted
a person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime
a criminal sentenced to penal servitude
to prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience
to prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute
to demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove
to defeat; to doom to destruction
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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Translations for Convict
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person serving a sentence for a crime
Two of the convicts have escaped from prison.
- مُدان، مَحكوم بالسَّجْنArabic
- condenadoPortuguese (BR)
- der SträflingGerman
- indsat; straffefange; fangeDanish
- presidiario, reclusoSpanish
- محکوم؛ مجرمFarsi
- kažnjenik, robijašCroatian
- nuteistasis, kalinysLithuanian
- notiesātais; katordznieksLatvian
- straffange, domfeltNorwegian
- محکوم؛ مجرمPersian
- trestanec, -kyňaSlovak
- 罪犯Chinese (Trad.)
- سزا يافتہUrdu
- người bị kết án tùVietnamese
- 罪犯Chinese (Simp.)
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