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 for Convicting
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
        conscience.
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              He [Baxter] . . . had been convicted by a jury.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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              They which heard it, being convicted by their own
              conscience, went out one by one.      --John viii.
                                                    9.
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     2. To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
        [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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     3. To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
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              Imagining that these proofs will convict a
              testament, to have that in it which other men can
              nowhere by reading find.              --Hooker.
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     4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.]
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              A whole armado of convicted sail.     --Shak.
  
     Syn: To confute; defect; convince; confound.
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