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[ kuhn-vik-tid ]


  1. proven or declared guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial:

    One of the men posing as a contractor turned out to be a convicted drug trafficker.

  2. impressed with a sense of guilt:

    The convicted sinner feels his danger and his need of forgiveness, and is moved to prayer.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of convict ( def ).
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Other Words From

  • half-con·vict·ed adjective
  • self-con·vict·ed adjective
  • un·con·vict·ed adjective
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A joint investigation by Voice of San Diego and news outlets across the country found that more than 80 officers convicted of crimes in California are still on the job.

Montgomery was convicted in 2007 of strangling a woman who was eight months pregnant and kidnapping the baby, who survived the attack.

The measure allows officials to be removed if they’re convicted of a felony, or if they fail to fulfill their duties as an elected official.

“If this measure had been in place at the time, I’m not sure how the board would have handled the situation, but currently he has not been convicted of a felony nor is he failing to fulfill his duties as a board member,” Evans wrote.

If convicted, the defendants each face at least 10 years in prison.

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.

The now-convicted felons will hear their sentences in January, but their story continues to spiral downward.

He is being held in pretrial detention in Baku and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

Tories and malecontent Whigs, elated by the hope that Montague might be convicted of malversation, eagerly called for inquiry.

It seemed as if at least three out of four residents of the county had mentally tried and convicted Fire Bear and his companions.

But Menelaus being convicted, promised Ptolemee to give him much money to persuade the king to favour him.

Many armed conspirators were seized near the theatre, of whom 21 were convicted on trial.

Robin was convicted of sorcery, and, persevering in his error, was burned alive in the Place du Parvis.