from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
- n. Law The state of being found or proved guilty: evidence that led to the suspect's conviction.
- n. The act or process of convincing.
- n. The state of being convinced. See Synonyms at certainty.
- n. A fixed or strong belief. See Synonyms at opinion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A firmly held belief.
- n. A judgement of guilt in a court of law.
- n. The state of being found or proved guilty.
- n. The state of being convinced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.
- n. A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal.
- n. The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.
- n. The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of convincing one of the truth of something; especially, the act of convincing of error; confutation.
- n. The state of being convinced or fully persuaded; strong belief on the ground of satisfactory reasons or evidence; the conscious assent of the mind; settled persuasion; a fixed or firm belief: as, an opinion amounting to conviction; he felt a strong conviction of coming deliverance.
- n. Specifically The state of being convinced that one is or has been acting in opposition to conscience; the state of being convicted of wrong-doing or sin; strong admonition of the conscience; religious compunction.
- n. The act of proving or finding guilty of an offense charged; especially, the finding by a jury or other legal tribunal that the person on trial is guilty of the offense charged: sometimes used as implying judgment or sentence.
- n. The state of being convicted or confuted; condemnation upon proof or reasoning; confutation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
- n. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
Strength into whose keeping it is given, making, in Goethe's words, "every man strong enough to enforce his conviction," -- his _conviction_, mark!
This conviction is the source not only of Protestantism's vitality and flexibility, but also of its lack of fixedness and its innate tendency toward schism.
An expensive s. 18 trial with no guarantee of a conviction is a no-no. on July 22, 2009 at 10: 08 pm TheBinarySurfer
This conviction is the basis for many long-standing misconceptions about France and its system of social benefits.
It may be better to refrain from notifying the neighborhood, but of course you can never prevent others from notifying the neighborhood, since the conviction is a matter of public record.
ShelbyC: It may be better to refrain from notifying the neighborhood, but of course you can never prevent others from notifying the neighborhood, since the conviction is a matter of public record.
I wish McCain could give me a reason to vote for him, but I just dont hear the conviction is his words and his ideas dont deviate from our current policies enough to give me any hope for Americas future.
Typical of this conviction is the following extract from a KDG seminar, held in February 1979.
But now I have stopped this way of life based on what you call conviction in your culture, but we call it faith in our religion.
I won't disagree with you that there are good reasons why holocaust denial should be legal in Germany, but the notion that this conviction is an alarming development is simply threaty.
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