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English definition of “conviction”

conviction

noun (OPINION)    /kənˈvɪk.ʃən/
C2 [C or U] a strong opinion or belief: religious/moral convictions a deep/strong/lifelong conviction [+ that] It's my personal conviction that all rapists should be locked away for life.Opinions, beliefs and points of view [U] a feeling of being certain about something: He said he was enjoying his new job, but his voice lacked conviction.Opinions, beliefs and points of view
(Definition of conviction noun (OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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