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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-vikt′, v.t. to prove guilty: to pronounce guilty.—n. Con′vict, one convicted or found guilty of crime, esp. one who has been condemned to penal servitude.—ns. Convic′tion, act of convincing: strong belief: a proving guilty: (theol.) the condition of being consciously convicted of sin; Con′victism, the convict system.—adj. Convict′ive, able to convince or convict.—Carry conviction, to bear irresistibly the stamp or proof of truth; Under conviction, in such a state of awakened consciousness. [From root of Convince.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Convict' in Verbs Frequency: #942
The numerical value of Convict in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Convict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If character was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you
We are all united in our demand to indict the six police officers and convict.
This indisputable evidence would then be used to convict the smugglers and traders involved.
I just believe in him completely, in my opinion, there was far more evidence to convict O.J. Simpson.
If they convict me, censorship has triumphed, in that courtroom I am the accused, but that courtroom is also under scrutiny from public opinion.
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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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