preponderance of evidence


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preponderance of evidence

(prē-pon′dĕ-răns) [L. praeponderare, to outweigh]
The relative weight or strength of the claims made by opposing parties in a legal dispute. When a civil lawsuit is decided, it is determined according to this standard and not according to the standard of reasonable doubt, which is used in criminal trials.
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Preponderance of evidence shall be the standard used in reaching this determination.
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While a Georgia judge last week ruled that a preponderance of evidence indicates Hill suffers from mental retardation, thus making it illegal to apply capital punishment, the prisoner's motion for a stay of execution was denied because Hill's disability was not proved "beyond a reasonable doubt.
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A preponderance of evidence supports the theory that Bout does indeed play both ends against the middle, and that he's had some serious high-level protection in his dealings around the world and help from various governments, Russia for one.
This finding of increased risk in our field of obstetrics should not surprise us given the preponderance of evidence for other fields that demonstrate that night is indeed a time of increased risk.
The court held, inter alia, that the existence and extent of a permanent vocational disability are questions of fact for the determination of a trial court and when reviewed are reviewed with a presumption of correctness, unless a preponderance of evidence indicates otherwise.
In many cases, though, only a hunch exists, which does not provide a preponderance of evidence.