[ kuhn-vik-shuhn ]
/ kənˈvɪk ʃən /
a fixed or firm belief: No clever argument, no persuasive fact or theory could make a dent in his conviction in the rightness of his position.
the act of convicting someone, as in a court of law; a declaration that a person is guilty of an offense.
the state of being convicted.
the act of convincing a person by argument or evidence.
the state of being convinced.
Origin of conviction
synonym study for conviction
1. See belief.
OTHER WORDS FROM conviction
con·vic·tion·al, adjectivenon·con·vic·tion, nounpre·con·vic·tion, nounpro·con·vic·tion, adjective
Words nearby conviction
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British Dictionary definitions for non-conviction
/ (kənˈvɪkʃən) /
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 convicting or the state of being convicted
carry conviction to be convincing
Derived forms of convictionconvictional, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with non-conviction
see courage of one's convictions.
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