conviction
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˈvɪkʃən/
Noun

conviction

  1. (countable) A firmly held belief.
  2. (countable) A judgement of guilt in a court of law.
  3. (uncountable) The state of being found or proved guilty.
  4. (uncountable) The state of being wholly convinced.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)
      The visitors were being pinned back by the end of the first half. Yet Gordon Strachan's side played with great conviction and always had a chance of springing a surprise when their opponents were so susceptible at the back.
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