1. legal judgment that someone is guilty of a crime
1. The police are determined to get a confession out of the suspect, since there is no physical evidence, and it will therefore be difficult to get a conviction.
2. strongly held belief
2. It is my conviction that India will become a world superpower within twenty years.
com (intensive prefix)#vincere (to conquer, win) (Latin)
certitude, conviction, resolution, resolve
Akon album "KONVICTED" it is said (=strong said (BELIEVED)) he was GUITY OF A CRIME and put in jail where he wrote songs to pass time You believe you can CONVINCE someone that your conviction is correct. he is the 'convict', i don't have any doubt about it!