(kn*vkt"), 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.
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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.
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4. To defeat; to doom to destruction. [Obs.]
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A whole armado of convicted sail.

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