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Definition of "convictism" [con•vict•ism]

  • The policy or practice of transporting convicts to penal settlements. (noun)

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Use "convictism" in a sentence
  • "So, in virtue of this last appeal, convictism had established a tacit right to converse in whispers, and to move about inside its oaken cage."
  • "It was the man who had tried to call for the sentry an hour back, and Pine had him out also; convictism beginning to wonder a little."
  • "Little Miss Sylvia was privileged to go anywhere and do anything, and even convictism shut its foul mouth in her presence."