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convict in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconvictcon‧vict1 /kənˈvɪkt/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  SCTGUILTYto prove or officially announce that someone is guilty of a crime after a trial in a law court opp acquitconvict somebody of something She was convicted of shoplifting.convict somebody on something He was convicted on fraud charges. a convicted murderer→ See Verb table
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convictThe couple were convicted in December.He was never convicted of anything in this country.Instead of being convicted of first-degree murder, Mitchell got six years for voluntary manslaughter.In due course, she was charged with and convicted of obstruction of a police constable in the execution of his duty.Naturalization Service improperly permitted naturalization of immigrants convicted of serious crimes.convicted on ... chargesBut in 1998 those prisons held 236,800 people convicted on drug charges-57 percent more than had been there in 1990.Officials said he had been at San Quentin since June of this year after being convicted on murder charges.The men, convicted on espionage charges, had been sentenced to 15-year prison terms in 1987.Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted on related fraud charges last May.