Definition of double convict in English:

double convict

noun

historicalAustralian
  • A convict who commits a further offence after transportation.

    ‘the life-sentenced double convicts are usually sent to Norfolk Island’
    • ‘As to degradation, that is part of a double-convict's existence.’
    • ‘It remained strictly a double convict station; no communication was allowed, except through the Government, until 1841.’
    • ‘The Phoenix was condemned at Port Jackson as unseaworthy, purchased by Government, and made a receiving ship for double convicts.’
    • ‘We put to sea again about the middle of April for Sydney with ten double convicts on board.’
    • ‘These principles of law and usage are equally applicable to the tirade and whining complaints of this double convict, whose unlucky star has subjected him to two trials.’