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convict

verb [T usually passive]     /kənˈvɪkt/
C2 to decide officially in a law court that someone is guilty of a crime: He has twice been convicted of robbery/arson. → Compare acquitCourt cases, orders and decisionsGuilty convicted     /-ˈvɪk.tɪd/ adjective a convicted murdererCourt cases, orders and decisionsGuilty
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