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Pronunciation: kun-VIKT

When a jury or judge decides that a defendant is guilty.

Note: Post-Conviction means after a person has been convicted – – after a court decided a person was guilty. Post-conviction relief is when a court decides a person should not have been convicted or should not have been punished so severely.

Patterns & Sample Sentences

    1. was + convicted + by: “She was convicted by the jury.”
    2. convict + of: “He was convicted of murder.”
    3. convict + direct object + of: “The jury convicted her of murder.

Noun form:

Pronunciation: KAHN-vikt

A person who has been convicted; a person who is in prison

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