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conviction

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(1) A finding of guilt made by a court. Cf acquittal. (2) The court's order and notation on the record of the finding of guilt, and the sentence ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007

... An attitude dimension that is concerned mainly with how a person is predisposed to think about a...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
96 words

...conviction n. 1. (for the purposes of the Bail Act 1976) In criminal proceedings, a finding of guilty , or an acquittal on the ground of insanity. In a magistrates’ court, a finding that the accused carried out the act for which he was charged ( see summary conviction ). 2. (for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) Any finding (except one of insanity), either in criminal proceedings or in care proceedings, that a person has committed an offence or carried out the act for which he was charged. See also spent conviction...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
69 words

... 1 In criminal proceedings, a finding of guilty , or an acquittal on the ground of insanity. See also summary conviction 2 (for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) Any finding (except one of insanity), either in criminal proceedings or in care proceedings, that a person has committed an offence or carried out the act for which he was charged. See also spent conviction...

Conviction

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
3,002 words

...An appeal to the universal audience is an appeal to reason. When we design our arguments to meet the highest standards of proof and the best values in a society, we aim at conviction—the product of argumentation addressed to the universal audience. The idea of the universal audience is thus the normative standard in The New Rhetoric 's theory and is what distinguishes conviction from mere persuasion. Since Perelman has rejected empirical proof and formal validity and instead emphasized audience adherence as the standard for judging argument, his theory...

conviction

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
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38 words

...conviction (1) A finding of guilt made by a court. Cf acquittal . (2) The court’s order and notation on the record of the finding of guilt ( recording of a conviction ), and the sentence imposed. See also guilty client...

summary conviction

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
46 words

...conviction A conviction in a magistrates' court. The magistrates or district judge are the judges of both fact and law and must either convict the accused or dismiss the case. The usual form of words for a conviction is ‘We find the case...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
121 words

...summary conviction A conviction in a magistrates’ court. The magistrates are the judges of both fact and law and must either convict the accused or dismiss the case. The usual form of words for a conviction is “We find the case proved”, and a conviction may be returned on a simple majority verdict. Under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, the magistrates may remand the accused for a medical examination if they are satisfied that he has committed the act he is charged with, but are in doubt as to his mental condition and whether or not to make a hospital...

spent conviction

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
191 words

...conviction is spent does not amount to perjury or deception . Malicious publication of statements about a person’s spent convictions can make the publisher liable for defamation, even if the statements are true. The provisions relating to spent convictions do not apply in criminal proceedings, but counsel and the court should, as far as possible, avoid referring to a spent conviction and references to it in open court may only be made with express leave of the judge in the interests of justice. A spent conviction in a record should be marked as such. See...

spent conviction

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
190 words

...if the conviction is spent does not amount to perjury or deception . Malicious publication of statements about a person's spent convictions can make the publisher liable for defamation, even if the statements are true. The provisions relating to spent convictions do not apply in criminal proceedings, but counsel and the court should, as far as possible, avoid referring to a spent conviction and references to it in open court may only be made with express leave of the judge in the interests of justice. A spent conviction in a record should be marked as...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
112 words

...spent conviction is a criminal conviction that an ex-offender no longer has to declare to an employer because sufficient time has elapsed since the original guilty verdict. Under the UK’s Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 , the time needed for a conviction to become spent varies according to the severity of the criminal sentence imposed on the individual and whether the crime was committed before or after the person was 18 years of age. For certain occupations (e.g. doctors, nurses, teachers, and barristers) and for employment that involves direct...

criminal conviction

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
507 words

...conviction Conviction is the key decision in the criminal process. Coming from the Latin convincere , it is the act of demonstrating that a person is guilty of an offence before a legal tribunal . In the narrowest sense of the word, a person is convicted when they plead not guilty but are found guilty by the trier of fact—that is, the magistrates or the jury . But conviction normally covers both finding of guilt and guilty pleas . The latter are common in all courts . Recently the concept of ‘conviction’ has become less clear, as police and...

conviction, evidence of

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
66 words

..., evidence of (in criminal proceedings) Evidence that a person has been convicted or acquitted of an offence on a previous occasion may be proved by a certificate of conviction or acquittal , together with proof that the person before the court and the person named in the certificate are one and the same (s 73, Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984). See also antecedents...

criminal conviction certificate

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
28 words

...conviction certificate A certificate given to those who request details of information held about their criminal records. The certificate is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau...

criminal conviction certificate

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
37 words

...criminal conviction certificate A certificate given to those who request details of information held about their criminal records. The certificate is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau , which was set up under the Police Act 1997....

recommendation for deportation on conviction

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
580 words

...for deportation on conviction A recommendation by a court that a convicted offender should be deported ( see deportation ). The power of the Home Secretary to deport a convicted person is conferred by s 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1971 . A person can be deported where he has been convicted of an offence punishable with imprisonment (whether or not he is actually sentenced to imprisonment), has attained the age of 17 years before the date of conviction , and is not a British citizen . Exemptions apply in certain circumstances to citizens of ...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Language reference
Length:
504 words

... • ashen , fashion, passion, ration • abstraction , action, attraction, benefaction, compaction, contraction, counteraction, diffraction, enaction, exaction, extraction, faction, fraction, interaction, liquefaction, malefaction, petrifaction, proaction, protraction, putrefaction, redaction, retroaction, satisfaction, stupefaction, subtraction, traction, transaction, tumefaction, vitrifaction • expansion , mansion, scansion, stanchion • sanction • caption , contraption • harshen , Martian • cession , discretion, freshen, session • ...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
conviction

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
15 words
conviction

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
18 words
conviction

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Oxford Business French Dictionary: French-English

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words

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