preponderance of evidence

  

Definition

Superiority in weight of an evidence that is more convincing (even if minimally) than the evidence presented by the other party. In civil cases, the jury is instructed to determine which party on the whole has preponderance of evidence, and to return a verdict in its favor.

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  • Sometimes you are facing such a preponderance of evidence that you just have to admit your mistake and move on with it.

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  • The preponderance of evidence was vital to reaching a decision in this matter. This development was quite pivotal for the company.

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  • It was a close decision, but the preponderance of evidence indicated guilt, since that one witness came forward to testify.

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