Con·vict p. a. Proved or found guilty; convicted. [Obs.]
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law. --Milton.
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.
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.]
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.
n 1: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [syn: con,
inmate, jailbird, gaolbird]
2: a person who has been convicted of a criminal offence
v : find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and
sentenced" [ant: acquit]