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Noun conviction has 2 senses


convictionn. [L. convictio proof: cf. F. conviction conviction (in sense 3 & 4). See Convict, Convince.].
  •  The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.  [1913 Webster]
    "The greater certainty of conviction and the greater certainty of punishment."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Conviction may accrue two ways."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.  [1913 Webster]
    "For all his tedious talk is but vain boast,
    Or subtle shifts conviction to evade.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.  [1913 Webster]
    "To call good evil, and evil good, against the conviction of their own consciences."  [1913 Webster]
    "And did you presently fall under the power of this conviction?"


conviction, n.
1 a the act or process of proving or finding guilty. b an instance of this (has two previous convictions).
2 a the action or resulting state of being convinced. b a firm belief or opinion. c an act of convincing.

L convictio (as CONVICT)



anathematizing, arrogance, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, belief, censure, certainty, certitude, cheerful expectation, cocksureness, condemnation, confidence, confidentness, courage, damnation, death sentence, death warrant, denouncement, denunciation, dependence, desire, doctrine, dogma, doom, doomed hope, excommunication, expectation, eye, fair prospect, faith, feeling, fervent hope, fixed opinion, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, guilty verdict, high hopes, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, hubris, implicit belief, judgment, mature judgment, mind, opinion, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, persuasion, poise, pomposity, position, positiveness, prayerful hope, presumption, pride, promise, proscription, prospect, prospects, rap, reliance, sanguine expectation, security, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, sentence, sentiment, settled belief, settled judgment, staunch belief, steadfast faith, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, tenet, trust, unshaken confidence, verdict of guilty, view, well-grounded hope




N condemnation, conviction, judgment, penalty, sentence, proscription, damnation, death warrant, attainder, attainture, attaintment, condemnatory, damnatory, guilty, condemned, nonsuited, self-convicted, mutato nomine de te fabula narratur, unrespited, unpitied, unreprieved.


N demonstration, proof, rigorous proof, conclusiveness, apodeixis, apodixis, probation, comprobation, logic of facts, experimentum crucis, argument, rigorous establishment, absolute establishment, conviction, cogency, (persuasion), demonstrating, demonstrative, demonstrable, probative, unanswerable, conclusive, apodictic, apodeictic, apodeictical, irresistible, irrefutable, irrefragable, necessary, categorical, decisive, crucial, demonstrated, proven, unconfuted, unanswered, unrefuted, evident, deducible, consequential, consectary, inferential, following, convincing, cogent, persuasive (believable), of course, in consequence, consequently, as a matter of course, necessarily, of necessity, probatum est, there is nothing more to be said, quod est demonstrandum, Q, E, D, it must follow, exitus acta probat.


N confutation, refutation, answer, complete answer, disproof, conviction, redargution, invalidation, exposure, exposition, clincher, retort, reductio ad absurdum, knock down argument, tu quoque argument, sockdolager, correction, dissuasion, confuting, confuted capable of refutation, refutable, confutable, defeasible, contravene (counter evidence), condemned on one's own showing, condemned out of one's own mouth, the argument falls to the ground, cadit quaestio, it does not hold water, suo sibi gladio hunc jugulo, his argument was demolished by new evidence.


N belief, credence, credit, assurance, faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation, dependence on, reliance on, persuasion, conviction, convincement, plerophory, self- conviction, certainty, opinion, mind, view, conception, thinking, impression, surmise, conclusion, tenet, dogma, principle, way of thinking, popular belief, firm belief, implicit belief, settled belief, fixed rooted deep- rooted belief, staunch belief, unshaken belief, steadfast belief, inveterate belief, calm belief, sober belief, dispassionate belief, impartial belief, well-founded belief, firm opinion, implicit opinion, settled opinion, fixed rooted deep-rooted opinion, staunch opinion, unshaken opinion, steadfast opinion, inveterate opinion, calm opinion, sober opinion, dispassionate opinion, impartial opinion, well-founded opinion, uberrima fides, system of opinions, school, doctrine, articles, canons, article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, tenets, credenda, creed, thirty-nine articles, catechism, assent, propaganda, credibility, believing, certain, sure, assured, positive, cocksure, satisfied, confident, unhesitating, convinced, secure, under the impression, impressed with, imbued with, penetrated with, confiding, suspectless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, void of suspicion, credulous, wedded to, believed, accredited, putative, unsuspected, worthy of, deserving of, commanding belief, credible, reliable, trustworthy, to be depended on, satisfactory, probably, fiducial, fiduciary, persuasive, impressive, relating to belief, doctrinal, in the opinion of, in the eyes of, me judice, meseems, methinks, to the best of one's belief, I dare say, I doubt not, I have no doubt, I am sure, sure enough, depend upon, rely upon it, be assured, rest assured, I'll warrant you, experto crede, fata viam invenient, Justitiae soror incorrupta Fides, live to explain thy doctrine by thy life, stands not within the prospect of belief, tarde quae credita laedunt credimus, vide et crede.

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