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"conviction" in British English

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convictionnoun

uk   /kənˈvɪk.ʃən/ us   /kənˈvɪk.ʃən/
  • conviction noun (CRIME)

C2 [C or U] 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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  • conviction noun (OPINION)

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.
[U] a feeling of being certain about something: He said he was enjoying his new job, but his voice lacked conviction.

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(Definition of conviction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conviction" in American English

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convictionnoun [C/U]

us   /kənˈvɪk·ʃən/
  • 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.
(Definition of conviction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conviction" in Business English

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convictionnoun

uk   /kənˈvɪkʃən/ us   LAW
[C] a decision made by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime: have a conviction for sth He has two previous convictions for tax evasion.
[U] the process of proving in a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime: Too many defendants are escaping conviction because the case against them was poorly presented.
(Definition of conviction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“conviction” in British English

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