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convict

verb [T usually passive] uk   us   /kənˈvɪkt/
C2 to decide officially in a law court that someone is guilty of a crime: He has twice been convicted of robbery/arson.
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convicted
adjective uk   us   /-ˈvɪk.tɪd/
a convicted murderer

convict

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.vɪkt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
someone who is in prison because they are guilty of a crime: an escaped convict
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