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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

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

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

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw

The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
Malcolm X
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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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