degree of proof


degree of proof
n.
The level of proof needed to convince a court to render a verdict for a particular case; see also preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing, reasonable doubt

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  • degree of proof — amount of convincing proof …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Proof — • The establishment of a disputed or controverted matter by lawful means or arguments. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Proof     Proof      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Proof — Proof, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba, fr. probare to prove. See {Prove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a trial. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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