Definition Of conviction


a firmly held belief or opinion.

his conviction that the death was no accident

a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, made by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.

she had a previous conviction for a similar offense

Example Of conviction

  • A conviction for that offence could not in any sense have been less than clear in its meaning.

  • According to the relativist, belief and conviction fly out of the window because truth is, as it were, too cheap to care about.

  • Accordingly, if we did retain conviction , our belief would no longer amount to knowledge.

  • Accordingly, the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the conviction and ordered a new trial.

  • All sides are motivated by fear and marked by a lack of conviction .

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