- to prove or declare guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial: to convict a prisoner of a felony.
- to impress with a sense of guilt.
- a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
- a person serving a prison sentence.
- Archaic. convicted.
Origin of convict
Examples from the Web for convicted
At 1:42 a.m., a commenter bluntly asked: “Jeff, Is it true you are a convicted sex offender?”
To most of the world, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted sex offender and a financial grifter.
Denied parole nine straight times, he insists he is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
He is being held in pretrial detention in Baku and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
I was convicted a year later and sentenced to death—a charge later overturned by the Supreme Court when it called for a retrial.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike
December 18, 2014
She had been convicted of blackmail, and she made no pretense even of innocence.
You were arrested in Buffalo, convicted, and served your stretch.
The canon gave the sigh he reserved for the convicted sinner.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
He said no one had been convicted, "the Caste had seen to that."Things as They Are
Out of your own mouth, Socrates, you are convicted, he said.Euthydemus
- to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence
- a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
- a person serving a prison sentence
- obsolete convicted
Word Origin and History for convicted
mid-14c., from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere "to 'overcome' in argument" (see convince). Replaced Old English verb oferstælan. Related: Convicted; convicting.
late 15c., from convict (v). Slang shortening con is from 1893.