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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convict  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convict  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convict  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  convict 
  n  1:  a  person  serving  a  prison  sentence  [syn:  {con},  {inmate},  {jailbird}, 
  {gaolbird}] 
  2:  a  person  convicted  of  a  criminal  offence 
  v  :  find  or  declare  guilty  [ant:  {acquit}] 




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