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conviction

noun

  1. (belief)  an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    Synonyms: article of faith, strong belief. Type of: belief
  2. (criminal law)  a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    Synonyms: condemnation, judgement of conviction [British spelling], judgment of conviction...

Etymology summary

"the proving of guilt", from Late Latin convictionem (nominative convictio)...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

conviction | carry conviction [sense-specific] | convictional [adjective, derived]

the state or appearance of being convinced | a fixed or firmly held belief, opinion, etc | the act of convincing | the act or an instance of ... (25 of 510 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conviction

Wikipedia:

Conviction

means a strong persuasion or belief. It also means the state of being convinced. In law, a conviction is the verdict that results when a court of law finds a defendant guilty of a crime. The opposite of a conviction is an acquittal. In Scotland and in... (47 of 425 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Conviction

Conviction (disambiguation)

a finding that a defendant is guilty of committing a crime. Conviction may also refer to: Conviction (Hatton novel), a novel by Ann Hatton | Conviction (novel), a 2004 novel by American author Richard North Patterson | Conviction (play), a play by Eve ... (41 of 222 words, 14 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Conviction (disambiguation)

Merriam-Webster:

conviction | assurance [synonym, sense-specific] | assuredness [synonym, sense-specific] | certainty [synonym, sense-specific] | certitude [synonym, sense-specific] | cocksureness [synonym, sense-specific] | confidence [synonym, sense-specific] | doubtlessness [synonym, sense-specific] | face [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act or process of finding a person guilty of a crime especially in a court of law | the act of convincing a person of error or of compelling the ... (30 of 310 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conviction

Oxford Dictionary:

conviction

a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence | a firmly ... (30 of 127 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conviction

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conviction | convictions [plural] | not carry conviction

[countable/uncountable] a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime | [countable] a strong belief or opinion about something | ... (23 of 126 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conviction

American Heritage Dictionary:

conviction | convictional [adjective, related]

[law] ; The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged. | The state of being found or proved guilty | The act or ... (30 of 63 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conviction

Cambridge Dictionary:

conviction [entry 1]

when someone is officially found to be guilty of a particular crime (12 of 58 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conviction 1

conviction [entry 2]

a strong opinion or belief | a feeling of being certain about something (12 of 54 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conviction 2

Wiktionary:

conviction | convictions [plural] | obstinacy [synonym, sense-specific]

[countable] A firmly held belief. | [countable] A judgement of guilt in a court of law. | [uncountable] The state of being found or proved guilty. | [uncountable] The state of being convinced. (30 of 49 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conviction

New World Dictionary:

conviction

a convicting or being convicted | [rare] the act of convincing | the state or appearance of being convinced, as of the truth of a belief | a strong ... (26 of 40 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conviction

Random House Dictionary:

conviction

a fixed or firm belief. | the act of convicting. | the state of being convicted. | the act of convincing. | the state of being convinced. (23 of 33 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/conviction

Encarta Dictionary:

conviction | convictions [plural] | convictional [adjective, derived]

a belief or opinion that is held firmly | firmness of belief or opinion | an act of finding somebody guilty of a crime, or an instance of being found ... (28 of 160 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861600099​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

conviction

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: "the proving of guilt", from Late Latin convictionem (nominative convictio) "proof, refutation", noun of action from past participle ... (20 of 44 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=conviction

Wiktionary:

conviction | convictions [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman conviction, from Latin convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convincere ("to convict").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conviction

Oxford Dictionary:

conviction

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin convictio(n-), from the verb convincere (see "convince")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/conviction

New World Dictionary:

conviction

Origin: Middle English from ecclesiastical Late Latin convictio, proof, demonstration

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conviction

Merriam-Webster:

conviction [entry 2, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French convicter, from Latin convictus, past participle of convincere to refute, convict

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/conviction

Audio references

Wiktionary:

conviction | convictions [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conviction"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/conviction

Collins Dictionary:

conviction

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conviction"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conviction

Macmillan American Dictionary:

conviction | convictions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conviction"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/conviction

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conviction | convictions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "conviction"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conviction

Cambridge Dictionary:

conviction [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "conviction"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "conviction"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/conviction 1

the Free Dictionary:

conviction

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "conviction"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "conviction"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "conviction" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/conviction

Google Dictionary:

conviction | convictions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "conviction"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

conviction

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conviction"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=convic​04 word=conviction

YourDictionary Audio:

conviction

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conviction" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/conviction

freedictionary.org:

Conviction

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Conviction" by speech synthesizer

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