Meaning of “convict” in the English Dictionary

"convict" in British English

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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)

"convict" in American English

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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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