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con·vic·tion

conviction

 
 
pronunciation:
kn vIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of finding a person guilty of a crime.
The help of a surprise witness led to the thief's conviction.
synonyms:
punishment
antonyms:
acquittal
definition 2: the state of having been proved guilty.
His conviction will make it hard for him to find a job when he gets out of prison.
synonyms:
sentence
antonyms:
acquittal
similar words:
penalty
definition 3: a belief or opinion that is strongly held.
It is his conviction that taking bribes is always wrong.
synonyms:
belief, opinion, position
similar words:
assurance, certainty, doctrine, faith, idea, judgment, point of view, principle, view
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The word conviction contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
vinc, vict, vanq Latin root that means conquer