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 conviction for various statutes (as habitual offender statutes). Conviction is rarely applied to civil cases.
the judge will enter a judgment of conviction — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

conviction
I (finding of guilt) noun adjudgment, adjudication, aspersion, avengement, blame, censure, charge, condemnation, criminality, culpability, damnatio, damnation, decision, decree, decrial, denouncement, denunciation, determination, exaction of penalty, execution of sentence, final condemnation, finding, hostile verdict, imposition, judgment, passing judgment, penalization, penalty, prescribed punishment, proof of guilt, punishment, punition, reprehension, reprisal, reprobation, reproof, retribution, retributive justice, ruling, sentence, sentencing, unfavorable verdict, verdict associated concepts: certificate of conviction, criminal conviction, felony conviction, final conviction, guilty verdict, nolo cotendere plea, record of conviction, sentencing II (persuasion) noun ascertained principle, assumption, assurance, assured belief, attitude, avowal, certainty, certitude, concept, conception, conclusion, consideration, credence, creed, declaration of faith, doctrine, dogma, faith, firm belief, fixed opinion, impression, inclination, judgment, leaning, mind, opinio, opinion, outlook, personal judgment, point of view, position, positiveness, postulation, posture, predilection, predisposition, presupposition, principle, proclivity, profession, propensity, rooted belief, sententia, sentiment, settled belief, settled judgment, standpoint, staunch belief, supposition, sureness, tenet, theory, thinking, understanding, unshakable opinion, view, viewpoint, way of thinking, well-founded opinion III index belief (something believed), belief (state of mind), certainty, certification (certainness), certitude, condemnation (punishment), confidence (faith), credence, determination, dogma, faith, idea, notion, opinion (belief), principle (axiom), principle (virtue), reliance, sentence, standpoint, surety (certainty), trust (confidence)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


conviction
n.
The legal act of finding someone guilty of a crime; the end of the prosecution, including the judgment or sentence.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


conviction
a person is convicted of an offence if he pleads or is found guilty of that offence.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


conviction
A finding by a judge or jury that the defendant who has been on trial is guilty of the crime with which he or she was charged.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


conviction
n.
1 The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense.
See also judgment.
2 A firm belief or opinion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


conviction
The outcome of a criminal prosecution which concludes in a judgment that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged. The juncture of a criminal proceeding during which the question of guilt is ascertained. In a case where the perpetrator has been adjudged guilty and sentenced, a record of the summary proceedings brought pursuant to any penal statute before one or more justices of the peace or other properly authorized persons.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


conviction
I
The outcome of a criminal prosecution which concludes in a judgment that the defendant is guilty of the crime charged. The juncture of a criminal proceeding during which the question of guilt is ascertained. In a case where the perpetrator has been adjudged guilty and sentenced, a record of the summary proceedings brought pursuant to any penal statute before one or more justices of the peace or other properly authorized persons.
II A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

conviction
n.
   the result of a criminal trial in which the defendant has been found guilty of a crime.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Conviction — (v. lat. Convictio), Überführung; vgl. Criminalbeweis …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conviction — Conviction, lat., Ueberführung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 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

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