Convicted



[verb, adjective kuh n-vikt; noun kon-vikt] /verb, adjective kənˈvɪkt; noun ˈkɒn vɪkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to prove or declare guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial:
to convict a prisoner of a felony.
2.
to impress with a sense of guilt.
noun
3.
a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
4.
a person serving a prison sentence.
adjective
5.
Archaic. convicted.
verb (transitive) (kənˈvɪkt)
1.
to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence
noun (ˈkɒnvɪkt)
2.
a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
3.
a person serving a prison sentence
adjective (kənˈvɪkt)
4.
(obsolete) convicted
v.

mid-14c., from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere “to ‘overcome’ in argument” (see convince). Replaced Old English verb oferstælan. Related: Convicted; convicting.
n.

late 15c., from convict (v). Slang shortening con is from 1893.

noun

modifier

: an old-time circus cooch show

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