- The definition of a conviction is someone being found guilty of a crime or having a strong belief in something.
- 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.
conviction definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- 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: Middle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin convictio, proof, demonstration
conviction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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 of being convinced. See Synonyms at certainty.
- A fixed or strong belief. See Synonyms at opinion.
- con·vicˈtion·al adjective
conviction - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
- A firm belief or opinion.