Convict Con*vict" (k[o^]n*v[i^]kt"), 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. [1913 Webster]

He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a jury. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

They which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one. --John viii. 9. [1913 Webster]

2. To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

3. To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove. [1913 Webster]

Imagining that these proofs will convict a testament, to have that in it which other men can nowhere by reading find. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A whole armado of convicted sail. --Shak.

Syn: To confute; defect; convince; confound. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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