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con·vic·tion

 (kən-vĭk′shən)
n.
1. 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.
2.
a. The act or process of convincing.
b. The state or appearance of being convinced: She spoke with real conviction on the matter.
3. A fixed or strong belief. See Synonyms at view.

con·vic′tion·al adj.

conviction

(kənˈvɪkʃən)
n
1. the state or appearance of being convinced
2. a fixed or firmly held belief, opinion, etc
3. the act of convincing
4. (Law) the act or an instance of convicting or the state of being convicted
5. carry conviction to be convincing
conˈvictional adj

con•vic•tion

(kənˈvɪk ʃən)

n.
1. a fixed or firm belief.
2. the act of convicting.
3. the state of being convicted.
4. the state of being convinced.
5. the act of convincing.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conviction - an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
belief - any cognitive content held as true
amateurism - the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money
2.conviction - (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
final decision, final judgment - a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
murder conviction - conviction for murder
rape conviction - conviction for rape
robbery conviction - conviction for robbery
criminal law - the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
acquittal - a judgment of not guilty

conviction

noun
1. belief, view, opinion, principle, faith, persuasion, creed, tenet Their religious convictions prevented them from taking up arms.
2. certainty, confidence, assurance, fervour, firmness, earnestness, certitude He preaches with conviction.
3. sentence, ruling, decision, verdict, judgment, punishment, decree, condemnation, pronouncement He will appeal against the conviction.

conviction

noun
1. The fact or condition of being without doubt:
2. Something believed or accepted as true by a person:
Translations
إِدانَه، تَجْـريمإِقْتِنـاع
odsouzenípřesvědčení
domfast trooverbevisning
meggyőződés
sakfelling, dómursannfæring
presvedčenie
obsodbaprepričanje
inançinanışkanaatmahkûmiyetsuçlu bul ma

conviction

[kənˈvɪkʃən] N
1. (Jur) → condena f
there were 12 convictions for thefthubo 12 condenas por robo
to have no previous convictionsno tener antecedentes penales
2. (= belief) → convicción f, creencia f
it is my conviction thatcreo firmemente que ...
3. (= persuasion, persuasiveness) he said with convictiondijo con convicción
without much convictionno muy convencido
to carry convictionser convincente
open to convictiondispuesto a dejarse convencer

conviction

[kənˈvɪkʃən] n
[defendant] → condamnation f
(= belief) → conviction f
with conviction → avec conviction
to carry conviction → être convaincant(e)

conviction

n
(Jur) → Verurteilung f; five previous convictionsfünf Vorstrafen; to get a conviction (police, prosecution)einen Schuldspruch erreichen
(= belief, act of convincing)Überzeugung f; to be open to convictionsich gern eines Besseren belehren lassen; to carry convictionüberzeugend klingen; his speech lacked convictionseine Rede klang wenig überzeugend; he’s a socialist by convictioner ist ein überzeugter Sozialist; he did it in the conviction that …er tat es in der Überzeugung, dass …; a man of strong convictionsein Mann, der feste Anschauungen vertritt; his fundamental political/moral convictionsseine politische/moralische Gesinnung ? courage

conviction

[kənˈvɪkʃn] n
a. (belief) → convinzione f
it is my conviction that → sono convinto che
to carry conviction → essere convincente
b. (Law) → condanna

convict

(kənˈvikt) verb
to prove or declare (someone) guilty. She was convicted of theft.
(ˈkonvikt) noun
a person serving a sentence for a crime. Two of the convicts have escaped from prison.
conˈviction (-ʃən) noun
1. the passing of a sentence on a guilty person. She has had two convictions for drunken driving.
2. (a) strong belief. It's my conviction that he's right.
References in classic literature ?
Then I entreat you, tell me if to the best of your own convictions, this story is in substance really true?
You are seriously wrong in supposing that the marriage of the younger sister -- if she could be married in a week's time -- would make any difference in the convictions which induced her to write to your father and to you.
Dunstan felt as if there must be a little frightening added to the cajolery, for his own arithmetical convictions were not clear enough to afford him any forcible demonstration as to the advantages of interest; and as for security, he regarded it vaguely as a means of cheating a man by making him believe that he would be paid.
When I make a convert among the working classes, the first thing he does is to make a speech somewhere declaring his new convictions.
I frankly acknowledge to you my convictions, and I will freely lay before you the reasons on which they are founded.
The chevalier had long since fathomed the nature of Athanase, and recognized in it that unyielding element of republican convictions to which in his youth a young man is willing to sacrifice everything, carried away by the word "liberty," so ill-defined and so little understood, but which to persons disdained by fate is a banner of revolt; and to such, revolt is vengeance.
I respect your convictions, and whilst we fight for opposite sides, let us remain friends.
He could perhaps have given no precise form to the reasons that determined this conclusion, but it is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.
She had never heard him speak so openly before, and though it told her no more than what she had long perceived, it was a stab, for it told of his own convictions and views.
Convictions have been purchased at a much lower price; and I should have nothing to do but with venalities.
It must have been dead against his convictions too.
These convictions must unquestionably have their own pain, and severe was its kind; but they precluded that pain which Lady Russell would suffer in entering the house again, and returning through the well-known apartments.