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KJV Dictionary / C / convict

KJV Dictionary Definition: convict

convict

CONVICT, v.t. L., to vanquish or subdue. See Convince.

1. To determine the truth of a charge against one; to prove or find guilty of a crime charged; to determine or decide to be guilty, as by the verdict of a jury, by confession, or other legal decision. The jury convicted the prisoner of felony.

2. To convince of sin; to prove or determine to be guilty, as by the conscience.

They who heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one. John 8.

3. To confute; to prove or show to be false.

4. To show by proof or evidence.

CONVICT, pp. For convicted. Proved or found guilty.

CONVICT, n. A person proved or found guilty of a crime alledged against him, either by the verdict of a jury or other legal decision.

convicted

CONVICTED, ppr. Proved or determined to be guilty, either by verdict of a jury or by the decision of conscience.

convicting

CONVICTING, ppr. Proving or finding guilty.

conviction

CONVICTION, n.

1. The act of proving, finding or determining to be guilty of an offense charged against a person before a legal tribunal; as by confession, by the verdict of a jury, or by the sentence of other tribunal, as in the summary convictions before commissioners of the revenue.

2. The act of convincing, or compelling one to admit the truth of a charge; the act of convincing of sin or sinfulness; the sate of being convinced or convicted by conscience; the state of being sensible of guilt; as, the convictions of a sinner may be temporary, or lasting and efficacious. By conviction, a sinner is brought to repentance. Men often sin against the conviction of their own consciences.

3. The act of convincing of error; confutation; the act of compelling one to acknowledge his error, or the truth of what is alledged; as, the conviction of a heretic may induce him to abandon his errors.

convictive

CONVICTIVE, a. Having the power to convince or convict.

convictively

CONVICTIVELY, adv. In a convincing manner.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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