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Fail to justify fellow's conviction (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

belief

Here is my best explanation:

'conviction' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'fail to justify fellow's' is the subsidiary indication.

'fail to justify' becomes 'belie'.

'fellow' becomes 'f' (abbreviation - of a society etc.).

'belie'+'f'='belief'

(Other definitions for belief that I've seen before include "Credence", "Creed or opinion", "Opinion", "Trust, faith (6)", "Conviction, faith", "Faith; confidence", "Firm conviction", "Credo", "Confidence" and "Faith, doctrine".)

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