Definitions for conviction
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conviction.
conviction, strong belief, article of faithnoun
an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentencenoun
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
"the conviction came as no surprise"
A firmly held belief.
A judgement of guilt in a court of law.
The state of being found or proved guilty.
The state of being convinced.
Etymology: From conviction, from convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convinco.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
1.Detection of guilt, which is, in law, either when a man is outlawed, or appears and confesses, or else is found guilty by the inquest. John Cowell
Etymology: from convict.
The third best absent is condemn’d,
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law;
Conviction to the serpent none belongs. John Milton, Par. Lost.
When therefore the apostle requireth hability to convict hereticks, can we think he judgeth it a thing unlawful, and not rather needful, to use the principal instrument of their conviction, the light of reason. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 8.
The manner of his conviction was designed, not as a peculiar privilege to him; but as a standing miracle, a lasting argument, for the conviction of others, to the very end of the world. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Their wisdom is only of this world, to put false colours upon things, to call good evil, and evil good, against the conviction of their own consciences. Jonathan Swift.
In law, a conviction is the verdict that usually results when a court of law finds a defendant guilty of a crime. The opposite of a conviction is an acquittal (that is, "not guilty"). In Scotland and in the Netherlands, there can also be a verdict of "not proven", which counts as an acquittal. There are also cases in which the court orders that a defendant not be convicted, despite being found guilty; in England, Wales, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand the mechanism for this is a discharge. For a host of reasons, the criminal justice system is not perfect: sometimes guilty defendants are acquitted, while innocent people are convicted. Appeal mechanisms and post conviction relief procedures may mitigate the effects of a conviction to some extent. An error which results in the conviction of an innocent person is known as a miscarriage of justice. After a defendant is convicted, the court determines the appropriate sentence as a punishment. Furthermore, the conviction may lead to results beyond the terms of the sentence itself. Such ramifications are known as the collateral consequences of criminal charges. A minor conviction is a warning conviction, and it does not affect the defendant but does serve as a warning.A history of convictions are called antecedents, known colloquially as "previous" in the United Kingdom, and "priors" in the United States and Australia. The history of convictions also shows that a minor law conviction can be prosecuted as any individual's punishment.
the act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense
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
the act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation
the state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience
In general, conviction means a strong persuasion or belief. It also means the state of being convinced. In law, a conviction is the verdict that results when a court of law finds a defendant guilty of a crime. The opposite of a conviction is an acquittal. In Scotland and in the Netherlands, there can also be a verdict of "not proven", which counts as an acquittal. There are also cases where the court orders that a defendant not be convicted, despite being found guilty. For a host of reasons, the criminal justice system is not perfect, and sometimes guilty defendants are acquitted, while innocent people are convicted. Appeal mechanisms mitigate this problem to some extent. An error which results in the conviction of an innocent person is known as a miscarriage of justice. After a defendant is convicted, the court determines the appropriate sentence as a punishment. Furthermore, the conviction may lead to results beyond the terms of the sentence itself. Such ramifications are known as the collateral consequences of criminal charges. A minor conviction is considered, in a term, a warning conviction, and it doesn't affect the defendant, but does serve as a warning.
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Rank popularity for the word 'conviction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4338
Rank popularity for the word 'conviction' in Nouns Frequency: #1450
The numerical value of conviction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of conviction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
It makes their job a lot easier. They don't have to prove intent to kill, this allows for a jury to return a conviction without having to believe the cop was bad. Juries don't like to convict cops.
Now that Michael Slager has pleaded guilty to a willful violation, admitted the facts we set out to prove and waived the right to appeal Michael Slager conviction, a successive prosecution by the State is not necessary.
There are so few cases that tell us what reasonable is, and that's why a conviction in the Derek Chauvin trial would set a standard for reasonable that we didn't have before.
She's got to have justice, that doesn't come until the conviction.
The ECB decision is seen as very positive now that markets have digested what it all means, but conviction perhaps isn't as strong as it should be as investors exercise a bit of caution, i don't think investors are expecting anything drastic from the BOJ, especially given the fact that they are meeting before the FOMC and will be reticent about making a big aggressive gamble ahead of a Fed meeting.
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Translations for conviction
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- осъждане, убеденостBulgarian
- odsouzení, usvědčení, přesvědčeníCzech
- Überzeugung, VerurteilungGerman
- καταδίκη, πεποίθησηGreek
- convinzione, condannaItalian
- 有罪判決, 信念Japanese
- overtuiging, veroordelingDutch
- przekonanie, wyrok, przeświadczeniePolish
- convicção, condenaçãoPortuguese
- convingere, credințăRomanian
- осуждение, убеждение, убеждённостьRussian
- övertygelse, fällande domSwedish
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