I. adjective Date: 14th century archaic having been convicted II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French convicter, from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere to refute, convict Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to find or prove to be guilty 2. to convince of error or sinfulness intransitive verb to find a defendant guilty III. noun Date: 15th century 1. a person convicted of and under sentence for a crime 2. a person serving a usually long prison sentence

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  • convict — con·vict 1 /kən vikt/ vt [Latin convictus past participle of convincere to find guilty, prove, from com with, together + vincer to conquer]: to find guilty of a criminal offense was convict ed of fraud compare acquit con·vict 2 / kän ˌvikt/ …   Law dictionary

  • convict — [ kɔ̃vikt ] n. m. • 1796; mot angl., lat. convictus « convaincu d un crime » ♦ Criminel emprisonné ou déporté, en droit anglais. Les premiers colons d Australie furent des convicts. ● convict nom masculin (anglais convict) Dans les pays anglo… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Convict — Con*vict (k[o^]n*v[i^]kt ), p. a. [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See {Convice}.] Proved or found guilty; convicted. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Convict by flight, and rebel to all law. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convict — convíct, convícte, s.n. (înv.) internat, pension; alumnat, cămin (pentru elevi). Trimis de blaurb, 23.04.2006. Sursa: DAR  convíct ( te), s.n. – Internat, pension de elevi. lat. convictus, germ. Konvikt (sec. XIX). În Trans. înv …   Dicționar Român

  • convict — [n] criminal captive, con, culprit, felon, jailbird*, long termer*, loser*, malefactor, prisoner, repeater*; concept 412 Ant. victim convict [v] find guilty adjudge, attaint, bring to justice, condemn, declare guilty, doom, frame, imprison, pass… …   New thesaurus

  • Convict — Con vict (k[o^]n v[i^]kt), n. 1. A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime. [1913 Webster] 2. A criminal sentenced to penal servitude. Syn: Malefactor; culprit; felon;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convict — (v. lat.), 1) das Zusammenleben, so auf katholischen Universitäten die Anstalt, wo die Theologie Studirenden zusammenwohnen; 2) (Convictorium), auf manchen Universitäten das gemeinschaftliche Speisen der mit dem bezüglichen Beneficium begnadeten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Convict — Convict, (lat. convictus), gemeinschaftliches Leben, Institute an Universitäten, wo unbemittelte Studierende umsonst oder gegen geringe Vergütung Kost, zum Theil auch Wohnung erhalten; klösterliche Institute für Studierende der Theologie, in… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • convict — (v.) mid 14c., from L. convictus, pp. of convincere to overcome in argument (see CONVINCE (Cf. convince)). Replaced O.E. verb oferstælan. Related: Convicted; convicting. The noun is first attested late 15c., from the verb; slang shortening con is …   Etymology dictionary

  • convict — n *criminal, felon, malefactor, culprit, delinquent Analogous words: miscreant, blackguard, scoundrel, *villain: offender, sinner (see corresponding nouns at OFFENSE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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