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convict

[v., adj. kuh n-vikt; n. kon-vikt] /v., adj. kənˈvɪkt; n. ˈkɒn vɪkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to prove or declare guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial:
to convict a prisoner of a felony.
2.
to impress with a sense of guilt.
noun
3.
a person proved or declared guilty of an offense.
4.
a person serving a prison sentence.
adjective
5.
Archaic. convicted.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; (v.) Middle English convicten < Latin convictus past participle of convincere, equivalent to con- con- + vic- variant stem of vincere to overcome + -tus past participle suffix (see convince); (noun, adj.) Middle English convict, past participle of convicten (or directly < L)
Related forms
convictable, convictible, adjective
convictive, adjective
convictively, adverb
half-convicted, adjective
preconvict, verb (used with object)
reconvict, verb (used with object)
self-convicted, adjective
unconvicted, adjective
unconvicting, adjective
unconvictive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for half convicted

convict

verb (transitive) (kənˈvɪkt)
1.
to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence
noun (ˈkɒnvɪkt)
2.
a person found guilty of an offence against the law, esp one who is sentenced to imprisonment
3.
a person serving a prison sentence
adjective (kənˈvɪkt)
4.
(obsolete) convicted
Derived Forms
convictable, convictible, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin convictus convicted of crime, from convincere to prove guilty, convince
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Word Origin and History for half convicted

convict

v.

mid-14c., from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere "to 'overcome' in argument" (see convince). Replaced Old English verb oferstælan. Related: Convicted; convicting.

n.

late 15c., from convict (v). Slang shortening con is from 1893.

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Slang definitions & phrases for half convicted

convict

noun
  1. A zebra (1940s+ Circus) cooch
  2. Any sexually suggestive or imitative dance, esp a striptease dance; the HOOTCHIE-COOTCHIE (1920s+)
  3. The female crotch; vulva (1950s+)
modifier

: an old-time circus cooch show


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