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CONVICTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conviction mean? 

CONVICTION (noun)
  The noun CONVICTION has 2 senses:

1. an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
2. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

  Familiarity information: CONVICTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVICTION (noun)


Sense 1conviction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

conviction; strong belief; article of faith

Hypernyms ("conviction" is a kind of...):

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conviction"):

amateurism (the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money)


Sense 2conviction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

judgment of conviction; conviction; sentence; condemnation

Context example:

the conviction came as no surprise

Hypernyms ("conviction" is a kind of...):

final decision; final judgment (a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment)

Domain category:

criminal law (the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conviction"):

murder conviction (conviction for murder)

rape conviction (conviction for rape)

robbery conviction (conviction for robbery)

Antonym:

acquittal (a judgment of not guilty)


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