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Definition of convict noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈkɒnvɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnvɪkt//
 
(informal con) a person who has been found guilty of a crime and sent to prison an escaped convict The novel begins with Pip’s meeting with an escaped convict from the prison ship. More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet. See related entries: Criminals
Word Origin Middle English: from Latin convict- ‘demonstrated, refuted, convicted’, from the verb convincere, from con- ‘with’ + vincere ‘conquer’. The noun is from obsolete convict ‘convicted’.
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