Conviction (noun)

  1. A formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by a judge or jury after a trial.
  2. A firmly held belief or opinion.
  3. The state of being convinced of the truth or existence of something.


From middle english, from old french conviction, from latin convictio, from convincere ("to prove guilty, convict"), from con- ("completely") + vincere ("to conque.r")


  1. He was found guilty of the crime and received a conviction.
  2. She had a conviction that she could succeed.
  3. The conviction that he was right was unshakable.
  4. The evidence led to a conviction in the case.
  5. His conviction in his faith was admirable.
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