What does conviction mean?

Definitions for conviction
kənˈvɪk ʃəncon·vic·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conviction, strong belief, article of faith(noun)

    an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

  2. conviction, judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence(noun)

    (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

    "the conviction came as no surprise"

Wiktionary

  1. conviction(Noun)

    A firmly held belief.

    Etymology: From conviction, from convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convinco.

  2. conviction(Noun)

    A judgement of guilt in a court of law.

    Etymology: From conviction, from convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convinco.

  3. conviction(Noun)

    The state of being found or proved guilty.

    Etymology: From conviction, from convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convinco.

  4. conviction(Noun)

    The state of being convinced.

    Etymology: From conviction, from convictio, from convictus, the past participle of convinco.

Wikipedia

  1. Conviction

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conviction(noun)

    the act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense

  2. Conviction(noun)

    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

  3. Conviction(noun)

    the act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation

  4. Conviction(noun)

    the state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience

Freebase

  1. Conviction

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conviction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4338

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conviction' in Nouns Frequency: #1450

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conviction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conviction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of conviction in a Sentence

  1. Heywood:

    Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.

  2. Wendy Wall:

    This verdict will not bring Uta back, now, to that tragedy has been added the conviction of an innocent man.

  3. Bill Schabas:

    The conviction of (Congolese warlord) Thomas Lubanga arguably had a deterrent effect on the use of child soldiers, maybe this will do the same for cultural monument destruction.

  4. Bruce Fromong:

    He was upset, insulted, but I don't think that he thought the price should be what it was. i told the district attorney at the time (of his conviction) that I only thought that O.J. Simpson deserved one to three years in state prison.

  5. Maxim Behar:

    Each of the three parties might have its arguments, but it is my strong conviction that the PR business will emerge on top in this future merger of the three industries.

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