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  1. con·vic·tion
    IPA[kənˈvikSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. 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
      Synonym : declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgment
    • 2. a firmly held belief or opinion:

      she takes pride in stating her political convictions his conviction that the death was no accident
      Synonym : belief, opinion, view, thought, persuasion, idea, position, stance, (article of) faith, credo, creed, tenet, dogma
    • 3. the quality of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says:

      his voice lacked conviction
      Synonym : certainty, certitude, assurance, confidence, sureness, positiveness, no shadow of a doubt
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: conviction, plural noun: convictions

    • noun

      a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence:

      a firmly held belief or opinion:

    • noun

      (in military use) a current or former criminal conviction, under civil law, of an enlisted person.
    • be convincing
    • noun

      the decision in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a criminal offence:
    • be convincing
    • act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval
    • act on one's beliefs despite danger or disapproval
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