Translation of "conviction" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kənˈvɪk.ʃən/ us

A the fact of officially being found to be guilty of a particular crime, or the act of officially finding someone guilty

Since it was her first conviction for stealing, she was given a less severe sentence.
He has a long record of previous convictions for similar offences.
The conviction of the three demonstrators has caused public outrage locally.
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A a strong opinion or belief

religious/moral convictions
a deep/strong/lifelong conviction
It’s my personal conviction that all rapists should be locked away for life.

[ no plural ] a feeling of being certain about something

He said he was enjoying his new job, but his voice lacked conviction.

(Translation of “conviction” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)