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Convict


CONVICT, verb transitive [Latin , to vanquish or subdue. See Convince.]

1. To determine the truth of a charge against one; to prove or find guilty of a crime charged; to determine or decide to be guilty, as by the verdict of a jury, by confession, or other legal decision. The jury convicted the prisoner of felony.

2. To convince of sin; to prove or determine to be guilty, as by the conscience.

They who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one. John 8:9.

3. To confute; to prove or show to be false.

4. To show by proof or evidence.

CONVICT, participle passive For convicted. Proved or found guilty.

CONVICT, noun A person proved or found guilty of a crime alledged against him, either by the verdict of a jury or other legal decision.