Definition of reconvict in English:

reconvict

Syllabification: re·con·vict
Pronunciation: /ˌrēkənˈvikt
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • Convict (someone) of a further criminal offense: many prisoners are reconvicted within two years of release
    More example sentences
    • It was only because the army, as a dual sovereign was able to retry him after an acquittal that he was reconvicted.
    • When his conviction was found flawed, the State retried and reconvicted him in another flawed proceeding.
    • An individual re-assessment of these cases would undoubtedly reconvict the majority.

Derivatives

reconviction

noun

More definitions of reconvict

Definition of reconvict in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little