Con*ver"sion(?), n. [L. conversio: cf. F. conversion. See Convert.] 1. The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.
Artificial conversion of water into ice.Bacon.
The conversion of the aliment into fat.Arbuthnot.
2. The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed. "Conversion to Christianity."
(Law) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the
conversion of a horse.
Or bring my action of conversionHudibras.
And trover for my goods.
(Logic) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.
(Math.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the
conversion of equations; the
conversion of proportions.
(Mil.) (a) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank. (b) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.
(Theol.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.
Frequented their assemblies, . . . and to them preached
Conversion and repentance, as to souls
In prison under judgments imminent.
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