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, yardbirdnoun

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

  2. convictverb

    a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

  3. convictverb

    find or declare guilty

    "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"

Wiktionary

  1. convictnoun

    A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.

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

  2. convictnoun

    A person deported to a penal colony.

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

  3. convictnoun

    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. convictverb

    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. Convictnoun

    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. Convictnoun

    a criminal sentenced to penal servitude

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

  4. Convictverb

    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. Convictverb

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

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

  6. Convictverb

    to demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove

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

  7. Convictverb

    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.]

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

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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. 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.

  2. Christa Groshek:

    It makes their job a lot easier. They don't have to prove intent to kill, this allows for a jury to return a conviction without having to believe the cop was bad. Juries don't like to convict cops.

  3. 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.

  4. Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Geddes:

    It is now time for Robert Kelly, Robert Kelly, to pay for Robert Kelly crimes. Convict him.

  5. Charles Schumer:

    Make no mistake, a trial will be held in the United States Senate and there will be a vote to convict the president.

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  • سجين, مدانArabic
  • осъждам, осъден, каторжник, признавам за виновенBulgarian
  • odsouzený, usvědčit, odsouditCzech
  • überführen, Sträfling, verurteilenGerman
  • κατάδικοςGreek
  • condenarSpanish
  • vanki, tuomita, rangaistusvanki, tuomittuFinnish
  • reconnaître coupableFrench
  • הרשיעHebrew
  • դատապարտյալArmenian
  • carcerato, condannare, condannato, deportatoItalian
  • 囚人, 犯罪者, 受刑者Japanese
  • pripažinti kaltu, nuteisti, nuteistoji, nuteistasisLithuanian
  • strafkolonist, veroordelen, vonnissen, veroordeeldeDutch
  • skazać, skazaniec, skazywaćPolish
  • condenado, condenarPortuguese
  • зэк, з/к, каторжник, заключённый, осуждать, осуждённый, осудитьRussian
  • mahkumTurkish

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