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Noun: conviction  kun'vik-shun
  1. An unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    - strong belief, article of faith
  2. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    "the conviction came as no surprise";
    - judgment of conviction, condemnation, sentence

Derived forms: convictions

Type of: belief, final decision, final judgment

Antonym: acquittal

Encyclopedia: Conviction