Convict

Definition of Convict

Con`vict´   Pronunciation: kǒn`vĭkt´
p. a.1.Proved or found guilty; convicted.
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.
- Milton.
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.
v. t.1.To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's conscience.
[imp. & p. p. Convicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Convicting.]
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.
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.
A whole armado of convicted sail.
- Shak.

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