What does convict mean?

Definitions for convict
kənˈvɪkt; ˈkɒn vɪktcon·vict

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word convict.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. convict(Noun)

    A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.

    Etymology: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

  2. convict(Noun)

    A person deported to a penal colony.

    Etymology: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

  3. convict(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

  4. convict(Verb)

    To find guilty

    Etymology: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convict

    proved or found guilty; convicted

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  2. Convict(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  3. Convict(noun)

    a criminal sentenced to penal servitude

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  5. Convict(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  6. Convict(verb)

    to demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

  7. Convict(verb)

    to defeat; to doom to destruction

    Etymology: [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convict

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce convict?

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How to say convict in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convict in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of convict in a Sentence

  1. De Luca:

    If they convict me, censorship has triumphed, in that courtroom I am the accused, but that courtroom is also under scrutiny from public opinion.

  2. Tim Sini:

    All the evidence used to convict Mr. Bush is undermined or simply not true, in fact, theres evidence that goes to his actual innocence. Theres a much more probable suspect, and thats John Jones.

  3. Angie Genade:

    This indisputable evidence would then be used to convict the smugglers and traders involved.

  4. Nguyen Quang:

    They (the police) summon them and find reasons to convict them under those very fuzzy articles of criminal law. It completely violates the law but they use it very regularly.

  5. Charles Blanke:

    Placed into a pure nitrogen environment, the convict would be unconscious within a minute (possibly even after a breath or two) and would be dead soon after, its failure rate, that is, cases in which the prisoner survives, would likely be much lower than what we see with current death penalty methods.

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Translations for convict

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  • مدان, سجينArabic
  • осъждам, каторжник, признавам за виновен, осъденBulgarian
  • odsouzený, odsoudit, usvědčitCzech
  • Sträfling, verurteilen, überführenGerman
  • κατάδικοςGreek
  • condenarSpanish
  • rangaistusvanki, tuomittu, tuomita, vankiFinnish
  • reconnaître coupableFrench
  • הרשיעHebrew
  • դատապարտյալArmenian
  • 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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