Conviction definition

kən-vĭkshən
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A strong belief.
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(rare) The act of convincing.
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The state or appearance of being convinced, as of the truth of a belief.

To speak with conviction.

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A fixed or strong belief.
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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.

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(uncountable) The state of being found or proved guilty.
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The state of being found or proved guilty.

Evidence that led to the suspect's conviction.

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The act or process of convincing.
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(countable) A judgement of guilt in a court of law.
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The state or appearance of being convinced.

She spoke with real conviction on the matter.

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The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
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A firm belief or opinion.
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(countable) A firmly held belief.
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(uncountable) The state of being convinced.
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A convicting or being convicted.
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The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conviction
Plural:
convictions

Origin of conviction

  • From Anglo-Norman conviction, from Latin convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convincere (“to convict”).

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