verb (used with object)
Origin of convict
Examples from the Web for convictive
Historical Examples of convictive
Confidence, not fear, is the keynote of a strong and convictive doctrine.The Armed Forces Officer
U. S. Department of Defense
verb (kənˈvɪkt) (tr)
Word Origin for convict
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.