self-convicted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

self- +‎ convicted

Adjective[edit]

self-convicted (not comparable)

  1. Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, or avowal.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 189:
      In a better cause, what fortitude, what endurance, would have belonged to her nature! even humiliated, self-convicted as she felt, her native pride could not quite desert her.

References[edit]

  • Ogilvie, John. The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language: A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological. Blackie & Son. (1884).