[ verb, adjective kuh n-vikt; noun kon-vikt ]
/ verb, adjective kənˈvɪkt; noun ˈkɒn vɪkt /
verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of convict
con·vict·a·ble, con·vict·i·ble, adjectivecon·vic·tive, adjectivecon·vic·tive·ly, adverbhalf-con·vict·ed, adjective
pre·con·vict, verb (used with object)re·con·vict, verb (used with object)self-con·vict·ed, adjectiveun·con·vict·ed, adjectiveun·con·vict·ing, adjectiveun·con·vic·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for convictive
Confidence, not fear, is the keynote of a strong and convictive doctrine.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for convictive (1 of 2)
/ (kənˈvɪktɪv) /
able or serving to convince or convict
Derived Formsconvictively, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for convictive (2 of 2)
verb (kənˈvɪkt) (tr)
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
Derived Formsconvictable or convictible, adjective
Word Origin for convict
C14: from Latin convictus convicted of crime, from convincere to prove guilty, convince
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