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Definition of Conviction


  1. The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.
  2. 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.
  3. The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.
  4. The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.

Conviction Quotations

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Muhammad Ali

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Blaise Pascal

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
John Boyle O'Reilly
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Conviction Translations

conviction in Dutch is overtuiging
conviction in French is conviction
conviction in Spanish is condena
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