Con*vict" (?), p.a. [L. convictus, p.p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.]

Proved or found guilty; convicted.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Convict by flight, and rebel to all law. Milton.

 

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Con"vict (?), n.

1.

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

2.

A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.

Syn. -- Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.

 

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Con*vict" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Convicted; p.pr. & vb.n. Convicting.]

1.

To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.

He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a jury. Macaulay.

They which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one. John viii. 9.

2.

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

[Obs.]

Sir T. Browne.

3.

To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.

Imagining that these proofs will convict a testament, to have that in it which other men can nowhere by reading find. Hooker.

4.

To defeat; to doom to destruction.

[Obs.]

A whole armado of convicted sail. Shak.

Syn. -- To confute; defect; convince; confound.

 

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