- 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 unconvicted
The question then is whether the untried and unconvicted Guantanamo inmates require that level of security?
Do the untried and unconvicted Guantanamo inmates require this level of security?
Other actors in the drama, unconvicted, are also dead or nameless wanderers.The Story of the Outlaw
Unconvicted, but not unsuspected; uncondemned, but not unblemished.
Habitual thieves convicted and unconvicted are listed at 60.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
If I have offended against the law it will punish me, but it gives you no right to use me ill, unheard, and unconvicted.
Then in a kind of cold despair he laid hold upon a large sum and left the bank an unconvicted felon.Weighed and Wanting
- 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 unconvicted
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.