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Convict is both a verb and a noun. As a verb, to convict means to prove or officially announce a finding that a criminal defendant is guilty of a criminal offense after a trial, guilty plea (see also plea bargain), or plea of nolo contendere

As a noun, a convict is an individual who has been found guilty of a criminal offense, following a trial, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere. 

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]