conviction

  • 1 conviction — [ kɔ̃viksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1579; lat. imp. convictio, de convincere → convaincre 1 ♦ Vieilli Preuve établissant la culpabilité de qqn. Conviction de mensonge. ♢ Mod. PIÈCE À CONVICTION : objet à la disposition de la justice pour fournir un élément de …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 conviction — con·vic·tion n 1: the act or process of convicting; also: the final judgment entered after a finding of guilt a prior conviction of murder would not overturn the conviction compare acquittal ◇ Jurisdictions differ as to what constitutes… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Conviction — Con*vic tion (k[o^]n*v[i^]k sh[u^]n), n. [L. convictio proof: cf. F. conviction conviction (in sense 3 & 4). See {Convict}, {Convince}.] 1. The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense. [1913 Webster] The …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 conviction — con‧vic‧tion [kənˈvɪkʆn] noun LAW 1. [countable] a decision in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime: • Smith, who had no previous motoring convictions, had been rushing home to see his family when he hit another car. conviction for • …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 conviction — CONVICTION. s. f. L effet qu une preuve évidente produit dans l esprit. Être dans une entière conviction. Avoir une entière conviction des vérités de la Religion. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la preuve évidente et indubitable d une vérité, d un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 conviction — Conviction. s. f. v. Preuve évidente & indubitable d une verité, d un fait. Conviction évidente, manifeste, forte. on a long temps douté de la circulation du sang, mais l experience nous en a donné une conviction entiere. on l accuse de cette… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 conviction — [n1] belief, opinion confidence, creed, doctrine, dogma, eye, faith, feeling, judgment call, mind, persuasion, principle, reliance, say so*, sentiment, slant, tenet, view; concept 689 conviction [n2] guilty sentence; assurance assuredness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 conviction — [kən vik′shən] n. [ME < LL(Ec) convictio, proof, demonstration] 1. a convicting or being convicted 2. Rare the act of convincing 3. the state or appearance of being convinced, as of the truth of a belief [to speak with conviction] 4. a strong… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Conviction — (v. lat. Convictio), Überführung; vgl. Criminalbeweis …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 Conviction — Conviction, lat., Ueberführung …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 conviction — (n.) mid 15c., the proving of guilt, from L.L. convictionem (nom. convictio) proof, refutation, noun of action from pp. stem of convincere (see CONVINCE (Cf. convince)). Meaning mental state of being convinced is from 1690s; that of firm belief,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 conviction — 1 assurance, certitude, *certainty Analogous words: faith, *belief, credence, credit Contrasted words: doubt, *uncertainty, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism: disbelief, *unbelief, incredulity 2 belief, persuasion, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 conviction — ► NOUN 1) an instance of being convicted of a criminal offence. 2) the action or process of convicting. 3) a firmly held belief or opinion. 4) the quality of showing that one is convinced of what one believes or says …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 conviction — noun 1 for a crime ADJECTIVE ▪ earlier, previous (esp. BrE), prior (AmE) ▪ spent (BrE) ▪ You are not obliged to acknowledge spent convictions. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 conviction — n. strong belief 1) to carry conviction (his story carries conviction) 2) a burning, deep, firm, strong; lifelong conviction 3) a conviction that + clause (she expressed her firm conviction that television was harmful to children) 4) by… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 Conviction —          BALLADUR (Édouard)     Bio express : Homme politique français (1929 )     «Le compromis est l appellation péjorative donnée à la plus belle vertu des hommes politiques : le respect des intérêts et des aspirations des autres, la volonté… …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 17 Conviction — For other senses of this word, see conviction (disambiguation). Convicted redirects here. For other uses, see Convicted (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 18 conviction — (kon vi ksion ; en poésie, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Nécessité où l on met quelqu un, par des preuves, de reconnaître la vérité qu on lui présente. La conviction du coupable. Il était facile aux infracteurs d éviter la conviction ou le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 conviction — con|vic|tion W3 [kənˈvıkʃən] n 1.) a very strong belief or opinion religious/political etc convictions ▪ a woman of strong political convictions deep/strong conviction ▪ The Dotens have a deep conviction that marriage is for life. conviction that …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 CONVICTION — s. f. L effet qu une preuve évidente produit dans l esprit ; la certitude que l on a de la vérité d un fait, d un principe. Être dans une entière conviction. Avoir une entière, une pleine conviction des vérités de la religion. Avoir l intime… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)