Definition of non-conviction in English:

non-conviction

Line breaks: non-convic¦tion

noun

[mass noun]
The decision in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a criminal offence: courts had the power of non-conviction by use of good behaviour bonds
More example sentences
  • Judge Dean set aside the magistrates' order, allowed the appeal and released Adams on a non-conviction, two-year bond to be of good behaviour.
  • The Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act originally had a 10-year period for non-reoffending, but I listened to what the select committee had heard in submissions, and the clear evidence was that after 7 years of non-conviction, one is no more likely than anyone else to be a repeat offender.
  • Still, Darvish's acquittal in the first trial and Morse's non-conviction doesn't signal a return to the bad old days of lawless police officers.

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