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convictverb [T usually passive]

uk   /kənˈvɪkt/  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   /kənˈvɪk.tɪd/  us   /kənˈvɪk.tɪd/
a convicted murderer

convictnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.vɪkt/  us   /ˈkɑːn.vɪkt/
(Definition of convict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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convictverb [I/T]

 us   /kənˈvɪkt/
to decide officially in a court of law that someone is guilty of a particular crime: [T] There might not have been enough evidence to convict him.

convictnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·vɪkt/
someone who has been judged guilty of a crime and is in prison as a result
(Definition of convict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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