Definitions

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  • verb To convict again

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  • verb convict anew

Etymologies

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re- +‎ convict

Examples

  • Mickey and Harry (along with one of Haller's ex-wives, on the D. A.'s team) will work to reconvict a man they believe personifies "certain kinds of evil in the world that had to be contained, no matter the hardship."

    Death in L.A.; Southern Suspicion; Spenser Gets Artistic

  • The Department of Justice put this out, that there was a polygraph study done on incarcerated sex offenders, and what they discovered from the study is that these sex offenders had molested victims for 17 years prior to their conviction, arrest and conviction, and that 43 percent of them reconvict within four years of being released from jail.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2006

  • "As the church was trying to [reinvent] him," he said, mentioning the efforts of Pope John Paul II in the early 1990s to clear Galileo's reputation as a heretic, "[scholars] were trying to reconvict him."

    The Rebel Yell

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