Conviction is being found guilty of a crime.
- An example of conviction is a person being found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
- An example of conviction is someone completely believing they are right about something.
The definition of a conviction is someone being found guilty of a crime or having a strong belief in something.
- a convicting or being convicted
- Rare the act of convincing
- the state or appearance of being convinced, as of the truth of a belief: to speak with conviction
- a strong belief
Origin of convictionMiddle English from Ecclesiastical Late Latin convictio, proof, demonstration
- Law a. The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.b. The state of being found or proved guilty: evidence that led to the suspect's conviction.
- a. The act or process of convincing.b. The state or appearance of being convinced: She spoke with real conviction on the matter.
- A fixed or strong belief. See Synonyms at view.
conviction - Legal Definition
- The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
- A firm belief or opinion.