convict

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From Anglo-Norman convicter, from Latin convictus, the past participle of convinco (to convict)

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convict (third-person singular simple present convicts, present participle convicting, simple past and past participle convicted)

  1. (transitive) to find guilty
    1. as a result of legal proceedings, of a crime, of charges, on charges of something
    2. informally, notably in a moral sense; said about both perpetrator and act
  2. (esp. religious) to convince, persuade; to cause (someone) to believe in (something)

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convict (plural convicts)

  1. (law) A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
  2. A person deported to a penal colony.
  3. The convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata), also known as the zebra cichlid, a popular aquarium fish, with stripes that resemble a prison uniform.
  4. A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and gray stripes.

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