Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The act of influencing the judgment and passions by arguments or motives. It is different from conviction. Conviction affects the understanding only; persuasion the will and the practice. It is more extensively used than conviction, which last is founded on demonstration natural or supernatural. But all things of which we may be persuaded, are not capable of demonstration.
See Blair's Rhetoric, vol. 2: p. 174.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Persuasion'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/p/persuasion.html. 1802.