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conviction

noun [C/U]  /kənˈvɪk·ʃən/ us  

conviction noun [C/U] (BELIEF)

a strong belief that is not likely to change, or the strong feeling that your beliefs are right: [C] He has no ability to communicate his convictions. [U] His followers believed with varying degrees of conviction.

conviction noun [C/U] (CRIME)

the act of deciding officially in a court of law that someone is guilty of a particular crime: [C] His criminal record includes convictions for robberies in several states.
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