con etymology

English word con comes from Latin convincere, Latin convivere, Old French (842-ca. 1400) convicter ((chiefly, legal) to convict.)

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Detailed word origin of con

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
convincere Latin (lat)
convivere Latin (lat)
convicter Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (chiefly, legal) to convict.
convictus Latin (lat)
convict English (eng) (transitive) 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. (legal) A person convicted of a crime by a judicial body.. A common name for the sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), owing to its black and stripes.. A person deported to a penal colony.
con English (eng)

Words with the same origin as con

Descendants of convicter
convict