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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Convict \Con*vict"\ (k[o^]n*v[i^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Convicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Convicting.]
1. To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to
pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one's
He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a jury.
They which heard it, being convicted by their own
conscience, went out one by one. --John viii.
2. To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
[Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
3. To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
Imagining that these proofs will convict a
testament, to have that in it which other men can
nowhere by reading find. --Hooker.
4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.]
A whole armado of convicted sail. --Shak.
Syn: To confute; defect; convince; confound.
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