Origin of conviction
Examples from the Web for conviction
Still, his conviction will restart a House Ethics Committee investigation into his actions.
Vasquez, who has borderline ID, was exonerated in 1989, four years after his conviction.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pre-war records in Albany revealed a conviction the fellow earned at 16 before going off to war.
It would seem that Schettino has little chance to escape a conviction.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only justice sought by those folks involved a conviction against Wilson for killing the “gentle giant” teen.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America|Ron Christie|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he thought of this he felt almost crushed to the earth by an indomitable bashfulness and conviction of his own unworthiness.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
Why should they not speed the conviction of him whose intrigues were accessory to this double homicide?Oswald Langdon|Carson Jay Lee
In these debates Lincoln often seemed like one transfigured—carried away by his own eloquence and the force of his conviction.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
"He'll make him cry," said Mrs. Bindle with conviction, hugging Little Joe closer and increasing the swaying movement.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
In some cases, the heart is no safe monitor; and inclination and conviction become convertible terms.
British Dictionary definitions for conviction
Word Origin and History for conviction
mid-15c., "the proving of guilt," from Late Latin convictionem (nominative convictio) "proof, refutation," noun of action from past participle stem of convincere (see convince). Meaning "mental state of being convinced" is from 1690s; that of "firm belief, a belief held as proven" is from 1841.
Idioms and Phrases with conviction
see courage of one's convictions.