Convicious to Cony-catch
(Con*vi"cious) a. Expressing reproach; abusive; railing; taunting. [Obs.] "Convicious words."
(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.
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
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
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.