Noun(1) a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison(2) a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
Verb(1) find or declare guilty
(1) He stayed there for a moment and took it all in, feeling like a convict making an escape in one of those prison movies.(2) Do you have any idea how much it costs to keep a convict in prison?(3) Williams was also convicted of the theft of two cars and an unrelated burglary.(4) But the jury rejected his account, convicting him of murder by a majority verdict.(5) But there was no real private population here to provide support; he was as much a prisoner here as the convicts .(6) He knew that the cheque would bounce, and at first instance he was convicted of theft.(7) The prosecution's use of such evidence to stampede a jury into convicting him of multiple felonies flies in the face of the First Amendment.(8) Two convicts escape while handcuffed together, and are pursued by police and the press while attempting to track down their former associates.(9) Suspended death sentences in China often are commuted to life in prison if the convicts are deemed reformed.(10) Her most recent trial ended last week with the jury split 8 to 4 in favor of convicting her of second-degree murder after six days of deliberations.(11) If so, Morrison wants to know whether the judge who convicted him was aware of this fact.(12) First, he criticised judges for not convicting criminals often enough when prosecutors bring cases before them.(13) One day when Chris was at work and the kids were at school, two convicts who had escaped from jail broke into the Rodgers home in an attempt to hide from the police.(14) For a long time in Australia, probably the main industry was the transportation of convicts from the United Kingdom.(15) The rest of us are aware how low the chances are of actually arresting and convicting anyone for an offence in the first place.(16) The jury convicted you on the basis of observations, phone calls and books on that basis.
(1) ex-convict :: ehemaliger Häftling
1. prisoner ::
2. inmate ::
3. criminal ::
5. lawbreaker ::
6. felon ::
7. jailbird ::
8. con ::
9. crook ::
10. lifer ::
11. yardbird ::
12. find guilty ::
für schuldig befinden
13. sentence ::
convict, convicted, convicting, convicts
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Yeah, and if you wanna stay a criminal
and not become, say, a CONVICT...
Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 9
No jury would CONVICT us
because people love monkeys.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 21
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