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convict vt

[Latin convictus past participle of convincere to find guilty, prove, from com- with, together + vincer to conquer]
: to find guilty of a criminal offense [was ed of fraud] compare acquit
[kÄ n-vikt] n : a person convicted of and serving a sentence for a crime

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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