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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of convincere; CONVINCE

convict

1 verb
     
con‧vict1 [transitive]
SCL to prove or officially announce that someone is guilty of a crime after a trial in a law court [≠ acquit]
convict somebody of something
She was convicted of shoplifting.
a convicted murderer
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