Definitions of conviction

  1. an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A finding by a judge or jury that the defendant is guilty of a crime.
  6. The act of finding guilty; the state of being found guilty; strong belief. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of convincing or of convicting: strong belief: a proving guilty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of convincing or convicting; state of being convinced or convicted; assured belief. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The state of being convinced or convicted; act of convicting; that which one firmly believes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of convicting; the state of being convicted; the state of being convinced; assured belief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The act of finding or proving guilty; strong belief grounded on evidence; the act of making, or being made, sensible of sin or error. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for conviction

  1. I alone now declare with certain conviction that she lives. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. " No," she admitted with slow conviction no. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green