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Meaning of CONVICT

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânvikt, [v]'`kân'vikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person serving a prison sentence
  2. [n]  a person convicted of a criminal offence
  3. [v]  find or declare guilty

CONVICT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: con, gaolbird, inmate, jailbird
 Antonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
 See Also: captive, first offender, judge, label, lifer, offender, prisoner, pronounce, reconvict, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*vict"\, p.a. [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to
    convict, prove. See {Convice}.]
    Proved or found guilty; convicted. [Obs.] --Shak.
          Convict by flight, and rebel to all law. --Milton.
  2. \Con"vict\, n.
    1. A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one
       legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some
    2. A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.
    Syn: Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.
  3. \Con*vict"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convicted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Convicting}.]
    1. To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to
       pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's
             He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a jury.
             They which heard it, being convicted by their own
             conscience, went out one by one.      --John viii.
    2. To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
       [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
    3. To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
             Imagining that these proofs will convict a
             testament, to have that in it which other men can
             nowhere by reading find.              --Hooker.
    4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.]
             A whole armado of convicted sail.     --Shak.
    Syn: To confute; defect; convince; confound.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a convict, suggests that some situation or relationship is making you feel restricted. You may be experiencing a loss of freedom in some area of your life. Alternatively, the dream may represent your feelings of shame and guilt. This dream image is trying to tell you to stop punishing yourself. Seeing a convict in your dream indicates that an aspect of yourself is unable to freely express itself.
Thesaurus Terms
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