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. Angie Genade:

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

  2. Doreen Lioy:

    I just believe in him completely, in my opinion, there was far more evidence to convict O.J. Simpson.

  3. Kardashian West:

    The jury convicted Corey 10-2 and he was sentenced him to life in prison. If his trial was today, the jury would have had to be unanimous for him to be convicted, since his trial, witnesses have recanted, new evidence of his potential innocence has come to light, and there are claims of jurors being pressured into voting to convict.

  4. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    Given the nature of the Republican Party, they were never going to convict, no matter what. But we had to do it, because we had to set markers, you had to say that you can't normalize this conduct. This kind of thing The President has done can't be done by The President or by future presidents. You had to vindicate the constitution.

  5. Simi Valley:

    A key piece of evidence used to convict( the) defendant was found to not contain Craig Coley never DNA, but to instead contain the DNA of other individuals.

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Translations for convict

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  • مدان, سجينArabic
  • осъждам, каторжник, признавам за виновен, осъденBulgarian
  • odsouzený, odsoudit, usvědčitCzech
  • Sträfling, verurteilenGerman
  • 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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