conviction

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman conviction, from Latin convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convincere (to convict).

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  • (file)

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conviction (plural convictions)

  1. (countable) A firmly held belief.
  2. (countable) A judgement of guilt in a court of law.
  3. (uncountable) The state of being found or proved guilty.
  4. (uncountable) The state of being convinced.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[1]
      The visitors were being pinned back by the end of the first half. Yet Gordon Strachan's side played with great conviction and always had a chance of springing a surprise when their opponents were so susceptible at the back.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.vik.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: convictions
  • Hyphenation: con‧vic‧tion

Noun[edit]

conviction f (plural convictions)

  1. conviction