Conviction etymology


English word conviction comes from Latin vincere, Latin con-, Latin vixi, and later Latin convictio (Companionship. Intercourse, intimacy.)

Etymology of conviction

Detailed word origin of conviction

Dictionary entry Language Definition
vincere Latin (lat)
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
vixi Latin (lat)
învinge Romanian (ron) (transitive) to beat, defeat, vanquish. (transitive) to win (against an opponent).
convivere Latin (lat)
convincere Latin (lat)
convictus Latin (lat)
convictio Latin (lat) Companionship. Intercourse, intimacy.
conviction Anglo-Norman (xno)
conviction English (en) (countable) A firmly held belief.. (countable) A judgement of guilt in a court of law.. (uncountable) The state of being convinced.. (uncountable) The state of being found or proved guilty.

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