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Definition of "conviction" []

  • Law The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged. (noun)
  • Law The state of being found or proved guilty: evidence that led to the suspect's conviction. (noun)
  • The act or process of convincing. (noun)
  • The state of being convinced. See Synonyms at certainty. (noun)
  • A fixed or strong belief. See Synonyms at opinion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conviction" in a sentence
  • "Strength into whose keeping it is given, making, in Goethe's words, "every man strong enough to enforce his conviction," -- his _conviction_, mark!"
  • "This conviction is the source not only of Protestantism's vitality and flexibility, but also of its lack of fixedness and its innate tendency toward schism."
  • "An expensive s. 18 trial with no guarantee of a conviction is a no-no. on July 22, 2009 at 10: 08 pm TheBinarySurfer"