conviction - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [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 dangerous driving.

  2. 3
    [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.