Definitions for Convictkənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪkt
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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"
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
Origin: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]
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
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- مدان, سجينArabic
- осъждам, каторжник, признавам за виновен, осъденBulgarian
- odsouzený, odsoudit, usvědčitCzech
- Sträfling, verurteilenGerman
- rangaistusvanki, tuomittu, tuomita, vankiFinnish
- reconnaître coupableFrench
- condannare, carcerato, deportato, condannatoItalian
- 犯罪者, 受刑者, 囚人Japanese
- nuteistasis, nuteisti, nuteistoji, pripažinti kaltuLithuanian
- veroordelen, vonnissen, veroordeelde, strafkolonistDutch
- skazywać, skazać, skazaniecPolish
- condenar, condenadoPortuguese
- зэк, осуждённый, осуждать, з/к, заключённый, каторжник, осудитьRussian
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