Translation of conviction in Spanish:

conviction

Pronunciation: /kənˈvɪkʃən/

noun/nombre

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  • 1 [Law/Derecho] conviction (for sth) condena (feminine)(por algo) with that evidence they managed to secure a conviction con esas pruebas lograron que se lo/la condenara he had several previous convictions for theft tenía varias condenas previas por robo
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    • The Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the conviction for murder and substituted one of manslaughter.
    • The fact that a claimant has convictions for offences of dishonesty does not mean that a jury must disbelieve him.
    • At an early stage the jury were told of the appellant's previous convictions.
  • 2 (certainty, strong belief) convicción (feminine) he spoke without much conviction/from deep conviction habló sin mucha convicción/con profunda convicción their claim carried little conviction su afirmación era muy poco convincente she grew up in the conviction that her father was dead [formal] creció con la convicción de que su padre estaba muerto
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    • This afternoon I have tried to set before you some of my most deeply held convictions and beliefs.
    • There is no reason why a BBC journalist should not have political convictions.
    • And yet how can I turn away from my faith in God, my political convictions, my gender?
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    • The boy's voice lacked much conviction but worse than that he sounded as if he were about to cry.
    • Kathy said but there was a lack of conviction in her voice now and I smiled inwardly.
    • If you agree with me, then stand up with conviction for what we believe in and fight for it.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.