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Convict

To adjudge an accused person guilty of a crime at the conclusion of a criminal prosecution, or after the entry of a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere. An individual who has been found guilty of a crime and, as a result, is serving a sentence as punishment for the act; a prisoner.

convict

1) v. to find guilty of a crime after a trial. 2) n. a person who has been convicted of a felony and sent to prison.

convict

noun accused, accused person, bad example, captive, condemned person, condemned prisoner, criminal, crook, culprit, defaulter, defendant, delinquent, desperado, desperate criminal, escapee, evildoer, felon, first offender, guilty man, guilty person, inmate, internee, jail inmate, lawbreaker, malefactor, malevolent, malfeasant, malfeasor, miscreant, misdemeanant, misfeasor, offender, outlaw, parolee, prisoner, prisoner at the bar, prisoner behind bars, prisoner of state, public enemy, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, sinner, thief, transgressor, villain, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: certificate of relief from disabilities

convict

verb attaint, bring to justice, call to account, cast blame upon, censure, condemn, condemn after judicial investigation, declare guilty of an offense, denounce, doom, find against, find guilty, find liable, give a guilty verdict, hold liable, hold responsible, impose a penalty on, inflict a penalty on, inflict punishment, pass censure on, pass sentence on, penalize, prescribe punishhent, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, punish, put the blame on, sentence, utter judicial sentence against
Associated concepts: convict of a crime, convict of wronggoing, sentence
See also: captive, condemn, criminal, felon, hoodlum, inmate, lawbreaker, malefactor, outlaw, prisoner, punish, recidivist, sentence

convict

to pronounce (someone) guilty of an offence or the person found guilty of an offence especially one who is sentenced to imprisonment. A person who has been convicted has a conviction. Subject to various rules this previous conviction may appear as part of a person's criminal record which is usually brought to the attention of a sentencing court at the time of sentence. Subject to various other rules and depending on the legal system it may or may not be brought to the attention of a court in a later case during the trial. Such rules are required because the existence of a conviction may result in prejudice - especially if it is for a similar matter.

CONVICT. One who has been condemned by a competent court. This term is wore commonly applied to one who has been convicted of a crime or misdemeanor. There are various local acts which punish the importation of convicts.

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According to details, convicts Samiur Rahman son of Gul Habib, and Azeem Khan son of Shaiber were members of a proscribed organisation.
The bench amply hinted that the exercise of appointing the seniors was to ensure that all the convicts got a proper hearing as there were " inadequacies" till now.
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Yet there were some writers working from labour and economic perspectives, such as Victor Selden Clark, who sensed certain political, institutional and social legacies from the convict period, which were carefully distinguished from the 'individual' inheritance.
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Smith identifies the key figure behind the obliteration of the personal convict experiences as John West, a Congregational minister, who arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1838.
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Chapter 8, on the convict labor market, is particularly relevant to labor economists.
The convict is hereby sentenced to a term of two years imprisonment beginning from the date of his arrest,' the judge stated.
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Nisar Ali s/o Damsaz Khan: The convict was an active member of TTP.