Definition of ex-con in English:

ex-con

Syllabification: ex-con

noun

informal
  • An ex-convict; a former inmate of a prison.
    More example sentences
    • But the available data offer little proof that ex-cons who are monitored by parole officers are less likely to commit a fresh crime than those who are not.
    • Recidivism - the rate at which ex-cons return to prison within three years of their release - has decreased by about 16 percent during the 1990s.
    • In other words, rather than returning to their communities anonymously, ex-cons will come back under a watchful eye.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

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