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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 ?
But make our fundamental convictions your own, join our brotherhood, give yourself up to us, let yourself be guided, and you will at once feel yourself, as I have felt myself, a part of that vast invisible chain the beginning of which is hidden in heaven," said Pierre.
Here was I, with my days numbered, and he, a man in the full vigour of life, living in the present, without the slightest thought for 'final convictions,' or numbers, or days, or, in fact, for anything but that which-which--well, which he was mad about, if he will excuse me the expression--as a feeble author who cannot express his ideas properly.
With feelings so poignant as mine, the conviction of having divided the son from his parents would make me, even with you, the most miserable of beings.
Lord Nelson was the first to disregard them with conviction and audacity sustained by an unbounded trust in the men he led.
He began to look at his picture with all his own full artist vision, and was soon in that mood of conviction of the perfectibility, and so of the significance, of his picture--a conviction essential to the most intense fervor, excluding all other interests--in which alone he could work.
With that conviction strong within me, I volunteered for this service, as I would have volunteered for anything that set work and hardship and danger, like ramparts, between my misery and me.
Elinor encouraged her as much as possible to talk of what she felt; and before breakfast was ready, they had gone through the subject again and again; and with the same steady conviction and affectionate counsel on Elinor's side, the same impetuous feelings and varying opinions on Marianne's, as before.
Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
It clung to me for some time, monstrous, half conviction and half hope as to its body, with an iridescent tail of dreams and with a changeable head like a plastic mask.
But I shall not scruple to assert, that the serenity of your sister's countenance and air was such as might have given the most acute observer a conviction that, however amiable her temper, her heart was not likely to be easily touched.
With her it was a deep religious conviction that the struggle round her was of the powers of Good and Evil, and that Good was triumphing.
Ten years have but added an enormous conviction to the message of this book.