Convicious to Cony-catch

(Con*vi"cious) a. Expressing reproach; abusive; railing; taunting. [Obs.] "Convicious words." Queen Elizabeth

(Con*vict") p. a. [L. convictus, p. p. of convincere to convict, prove. See Convice.] Proved or found guilty; convicted. [Obs.] Shak.

Convict by flight, and rebel to all law.

(Con"vict) n.

1. A person proved guilty of a crime alleged against him; one legally convicted or sentenced to punishment for some crime.

2. A criminal sentenced to penal servitude.

Syn. — Malefactor; culprit; felon; criminal.

(Con*vict") 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.

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. 9.

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.

4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.]

A whole armado of convicted sail.

Syn. — To confute; defect; convince; confound.

(Con*vict*i*ble) a. Capable of being convicted. [R.] Ash.

(Con*vic"tion) n. [L. convictio proof: cf. F. conviction conviction See Convict, Convince.]

1. The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.

The greater certainty of conviction and the greater certainty of punishment.

2. (Law) A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal.

Conviction may accrue two ways.

3. The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.

For all his tedious talk is but vain boast,
Or subtle shifts conviction to evade.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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