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.

  2. convict(Noun)

    A person deported to a penal colony.

  3. convict(Noun)

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

  4. convict(Verb)

    To find guilty

  5. Origin: From convicter, from convictus, the past participle of convinco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convict

    proved or found guilty; convicted

  2. Convict(noun)

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

  3. Convict(noun)

    a criminal sentenced to penal servitude

  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

  5. Convict(verb)

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

  6. Convict(verb)

    to demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove

  7. Convict(verb)

    to defeat; to doom to destruction

  8. Origin: [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. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    If character was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you

  2. Sharon Black:

    We are all united in our demand to indict the six police officers and convict.

  3. Angie Genade:

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

  4. Doreen Lioy:

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

  5. 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.

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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
  • 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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