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. Pope Francis:

    I apologize for hurting them without realizing it. But I did not intend this, the word' proof' was not the best way to approach a pained heart. I would say' evidence.' In Barros' case, it was studied. It was restudied. And there is no evidence. And that is what I wanted to say. I don't have evidence to convict. If I convicted without evidence or without moral certainty, I would commit a crime of being a bad judge.

  2. John Boyle O'Reilly:

    Only those who have stood within the bars and heard the din of devils and the appalling sounds of despair can imagine the horrors of the hold of a convict ship.

  3. Radovan Karadzic:

    I know what I wanted, what I did, even what I dreamed of, and there is no reasonable court that would convict me.

  4. Dorothy Holmes:

    This got to stop. Y'all covering up this murder. It's been over a year now that my son been murdered and y'all still haven't did y'all job to convict this cop of murder. Shouldn't nobody have to go through this pain over their kids.

  5. Jeff Smith:

    Aziz is highly critical of the Pakistani government but Islamabad knows he commands a sizable following and claim they have no legal grounds to arrest or convict him. Ultimately, they’ve decided it’s best to avoid stirring the hornet’s nest, even if means quietly allowing the swarm to proliferate, ideally, Pakistan would pass legislation or criminal justice reforms outlawing the type of hate speech espoused by Aziz and his ilk, and then deal with them through the appropriate legal mechanisms.

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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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