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conviction

con·vic·tion

conviction

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or act of finding a person guilty of a crime or misdemeanor.
The prosecution was unable to present enough evidence to bring about a conviction in the case.
synonyms:
judgment, punishment
antonyms:
acquittal, aquittal
similar words:
condemnation
definition 2: the state of having been proved guilty.
His conviction on fraud charges ensured an end to his political career.
synonyms:
punishment, sentence
antonyms:
acquittal, aquittal
similar words:
penalty
definition 3: a belief or opinion that is strongly held.
It is their conviction that the death penalty does not serve as a deterrent to crime.
synonyms:
belief, opinion, position
similar words:
assurance, certainty, certitude, doctrine, dogma, faith, idea, judgment, point of view, principle, tenet, view
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The word conviction contains the following part:
vinc, vict, vanq Latin root that means conquer