under conviction


under conviction
Having a strong belief. Under sentence not yet executed. While the sentence stands unexecuted, a person who has been found guilty of crime and sentenced is said to be "under conviction”: he stands "under" it, it rests upon his head; but when he has suffered the penalty, he has paid the debt, the sentence has spent its force, and no longer hovers over him, See Osborne v Kanawha County Court, 68 W Va 189. 69 SE 470.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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