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noun conviction pronunciation in American English /kənˈvɪkʃ(ə)n/
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    [countable/uncountable] a decision by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime

    The conviction of three youths was later overturned by the Court of Appeals.

    She has a conviction for driving while intoxicated.

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    [uncountable] the feeling or appearance of being confident or very certain about something

    “Everything will be fine,” she said, though without much conviction.

    The team’s recent performances have lacked conviction.



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