convict convict  /ˈkɑn vɪkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  2. (n) a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
  3. (v) find or declare guilty

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Usage(s):

  1. She is a keening Irishwoman in Foggy Dew, a chain-gang convict in Take This Hammer, a deserted lover in Lass from the Low Country.
  2. When Faulkner finished the convict's story, however, he felt that it was incomplete.
  3. The resulting trial, sentencing and execution of German carpenter and ex-convict Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the crime would extend the infamy of the case four more years.

News

  1. Convict claims tainted jury in 2007 manslaughter case

    A man convicted of manslaughter in a stabbing death six years ago wants his verdict tossed, claiming the jury which found him guilty was tainted.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CNYCentral.com

  2. Ex-convict accused in shooting due in court

    An ex-convict accused of opening fire on a liquor store worker on Father's Day was scheduled to appear in a Las Vegas court room Wednesday.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Las Vegas

  3. Ex-convict accused of shooting Vegas store clerk

    An ex-convict charged with attempted murder is accused of shooting an east Las Vegas liquor store worker in the hand, according to police.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Las Vegas

Quotes

  1. In February 2008, during his presidential campaign, Obama described the Guantanamo trials as "a flawed military commission system that has failed to convict any one of a terrorist act since the 9/11 attacks and that has been embroiled in legal...
    on May 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. Reacting to the ruling, Black's lawyer, Miguel Estrada of Gibson Dunn, said in a statement, "Given that the jury already decisively rejected the government's attempt to convict Mr. Black for 'traditional' fraud, we are confident the lower courts...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Miguel Estrada Source: The American Lawyer

  3. "I don't think he has any credibility," Black said outside the Chicago courtroom after Radler stepped off the witness stand Thursday afternoon. "I don't think any jury in the world would convict anybody on the basis of what he said. I repeat...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: Edmonton Sun

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