Definition of 'conviction'
Example sentences containing 'conviction'
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He is to appeal against his conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reason they gave is because of criminal convictions from my past. The Sun (2017)Peterborough crown court heard he had previous convictions including driving while using a mobile and speeding. The Sun (2016)None of the warning notices has resulted in a criminal conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As both had no previous convictions, they did not serve jail time. The Sun (2017)Following their conviction for tax crimes the lawyers have been given lengthy custodial sentences but pending the appeal process they are not in jail. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Belief and conviction brings energy and drive because there is a clear objective set out before the players and they know where they are going. The Sun (2016)Across his homeland, people are flinging themselves into his plays with as much confidence and conviction as if they were written yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The past five years have reinforced the belief that politicians have no firm convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We lacked conviction and confidence and a bit of energy. The Sun (2013)In the past century tens of thousands of lives were wrecked by convictions under those laws. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Those colleagues for whom this is of primary importance are also acting out of their deepest convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There were just two convictions per hundred crimes ten years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Any convictions are likely to result in prison sentences of at least two years. The Sun (2011)We confirm he will appeal against the conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some individuals we have previously stopped had significant criminal convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And he is firm in the conviction that he himself is the best trainer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have to play with conviction and confidence. The Sun (2010)It is only because of the bravery of six young women that we got convictions at court. The Sun (2013)The committee heard that evidence he passed on to police had secured three convictions. The Sun (2015)It will not chime with his deepest convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It prompts some of the best acting in a misconceived show that too often lacks conviction and clarity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has a conviction of opinion that both gives his humor teeth and keeps it from drawing too much blood. Christianity Today (2000)But a failure to make a choice and to argue with clarity and conviction would be a dereliction of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was a man of conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You need integrity, belief and the conviction to take risks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Under Italian law a conviction becomes definitive only when all appeals have been exhausted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But although she is slight in appearance, her beliefs and convictions are anything but. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'conviction'
British English: conviction NOUN
A conviction is a strong belief or opinion.
It is our firm conviction that a step forward has been taken.
Definition of conviction from the Collins English Dictionary
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