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autrefois convict n
[Anglo-French, formerly convicted]
: a defendant's plea stating that he or she has already been tried for and convicted of the same offense
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.