Meaning of self-conviction in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfkənˈvɪkʃn/


  • 1 rare The action of showing by one's own words or behaviour that one is guilty of a crime or error; self-condemnation; an instance of this.

  • 2Strong belief proceeding from one's own knowledge or experience; confidence in one's own abilities, judgement, opinions, etc.

    Also occasionally as a count noun.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Dialogue Cosmophilus & Theophilus. From self- + conviction.