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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : pronounced or proved guilty; "the condemned man faced the
            firing squad with dignity"; "a convicted criminal"
            [syn: condemned]