conviction conviction  /kən ˈvɪk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
  2. (n) (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Usage(s):

  1. But, when the jury came in with her conviction, she reportedly was taken aback.
  2. Hoffa's conviction could well mean the end of his labor career.
  3. And he has recouped one more lever of power: in 2000 Florida Governor Jeb Bush reinstated the rights taken away by Colson's felony convictionincluding the right to vote.

News

  1. Conviction in Salinas 'baby seller' case reversed

    An appeals court Friday reversed the conviction of a Salinas man who was sentenced to prison for felony child endangerment after he and his former girlfriend offered to sell their 8-month-old daughter for $25.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

  2. Conviction in Salinas 'baby seller' case overturned

    An appeals court Friday reversed the conviction of a Salinas man who was sentenced to prison for felony child endangerment after he and his former girlfriend offered to sell their 8-month-old daughter for $25.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

  3. Conviction stands for man who enticed Fall River boy on Xbox

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the conviction of a Florida man who enticed a 10-year-old Fall River boy while performing lewd acts during their Xbox Live video chats. The defendant, Jeffrey Bundy, 39, said the facts warranted a required finding of not guilty, and that no “performance” of sexual conduct occurred as defined by statute, but the justices disagreed, and they ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

Quotes

  1. "That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn't. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "The reputation he gained through his years of public service and professional work in the legal community is forever damaged," Bush said. "The consequences of his felony conviction on his former life as a lawyer, public servant and private...
    on Jul 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: New York Daily News

  3. "Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq War," Mr. Reid said. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been undone."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: New York Times

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