- A formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by a judge or jury after a trial.
- A firmly held belief or opinion.
- 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")
- He was found guilty of the crime and received a conviction.
- She had a conviction that she could succeed.
- The conviction that he was right was unshakable.
- The evidence led to a conviction in the case.
- His conviction in his faith was admirable.