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  1. convictionsnoun

    Plural of conviction.


  1. convictions

    In law, a conviction is the verdict reached by a court of law finding a defendant guilty of a crime. The opposite of a conviction is an acquittal (that is, "not guilty"). In Scotland, there can also be a verdict of "not proven", which is considered an acquittal. Sometimes, despite a defendant being found guilty, the court may order that the defendant not be convicted. This is known as a discharge and is used in countries such as England, Wales, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The criminal justice system is not perfect and there are instances in which guilty defendants are acquitted and innocent people are convicted. Appeal mechanisms and post conviction relief procedures may help to address this issue to some extent. An error leading to 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. In addition to the sentence, a conviction can also have other consequences, known as collateral consequences of criminal charges. These can include impacts on employment, housing, and other areas of an individual's life. A minor conviction is a warning conviction that does not affect the defendant but serves as a warning.A person's history of convictions is known as their antecedents or "previous" in the United Kingdom and "priors" in the United States and Australia.


  1. convictions

    Convictions refer to firmly held beliefs or principles that guide an individual's thoughts, decisions, or actions. It can also refer to being found guilty of a crime in a court of law.


  1. Convictions

    Convictions is an episode from the third season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convictions in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convictions in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of convictions in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Regenvanu:

    I could empathize with them, and I share their convictions and passions, i was very happy to receive that proposal and to commit to advancing it.

  2. Michael Berry:

    When they start to receive threats towards their family and their business simply because of their religious convictions — there’s something wrong with that picture.

  3. Kelly Craft:

    Antonio Guterres is a man of substance. He is a good man, a solid man, with very strong moral convictions. He is also a deeply empathetic person.

  4. George Gascón:

    Dismissing these convictions means the possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people who are receiving this long-needed relief, it clears the path for them to find jobs, housing and other services that previously were denied to them because of unjust cannabis laws.

  5. Vander Plaats:

    We will be going all in for Sen. Ted Cruz, we have found him as a man of deep character. A man that we can fully trust, who has a consistency of convictions, who loves his god, loves his spouse, and who loves his family. We also see him to be very, very competent. Not always popular, but very competent. He has challenged both sides of the aisle. He understands what it's going to take to get the country out of the mess that we're currently in. We believe that he is exceptionally competent and that adds to his extraordinary leadership.

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