Guilty vs Convict - What's the difference?

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In context|legal|lang=en terms the difference between guilty and convict

is that guilty is (legal) a verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime while convict is (legal) a person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.

As nouns the difference between guilty and convict

is that guilty is (legal) a plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge while convict is (legal) a person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.

As a adjective guilty

is responsible for a dishonest act.

As a verb convict is

to find guilty.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

guilty

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Responsible for a dishonest act.
  • :
  • (lb) Judged to have committed a crime.
  • :
  • Having a sense of guilt.
  • :
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.}}
  • Blameworthy.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At twilight in the summereat the luncheon crumbs. Mr. Checkly, for instance, always brought his dinner in a paper parcel in his coat-tail pocket, and ate it when so disposed, sprinkling crumbs lavishly—the only lavishment of which he was ever guilty —on the floor.
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) (dialectal)

    Antonyms

    * not guilty * innocent

    Noun

    (guilties)
  • (legal) A plea by a defendant who does not contest a charge.
  • (legal) A verdict of a judge or jury on a defendant judged to have committed a crime.
  • One who is declared guilty of a crime.
  • * {{quote-book, 1997, , Everyone Is Entitled to My Opinion citation
  • , passage=The not guilties walked out and went to work if they had jobs; the guilties were hauled away to spend maybe thirty days on the county farm growing cabbage.}}

    convict

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To find guilty
  • # as a result of legal proceedings, about of a crime
  • # informally, notably in a moral sense; said about both perpetrator and act.
  • Synonyms

    * (legal crime) sentence * (informal) disapprove

    Noun

    (wikipedia convict) (en noun)
  • (legal) A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.
  • A person deported to a penal colony.
  • A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.
  • Synonyms

    * (person convicted of crime) assigned servant, con, government man, public servant * (person deported to a penal colony) penal colonist

    Derived terms

    * con (synonym)