clear and convincing evidence

clear and convincing evidence
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

clear and convincing evidence
The burden of proof placed on a party in certain types of civil cases, such as cases involving fraud. Clear and convincing is a higher standard than "preponderance of the evidence," the standard typical in most civil cases, but not as high as "beyond a reasonable doubt," the burden placed on the prosecution in criminal cases. (See also: beyond a reasonable doubt, preponderance of the evidence)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

clear and convincing evidence
The standard of proof that requires the party with the burden of proof to demonstrate that an allegation or argument is far more likely to be true than false. This standard of proof is greater than the preponderance of the evidence standard commonly used to prove civil liability, but less than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard commonly used to prove criminal liability.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

clear and convincing evidence

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

clear and convincing evidence
Standard of proof commonly used in civil lawsuits and in regulatory agency cases. It governs the amount of proof that must be offered in order for the plaintiff to win the case.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

clear and convincing evidence
   evidence that proves a matter by the "preponderance of evidence" required in civil cases and beyond the "reasonable doubt" needed to convict in a criminal case.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • clear and convincing evidence — noun A legal standard for deciding the outcome of a dispute, based on evidence that clearly indicates that a claim is more likely to be true than not, without needing to eliminate all doubt …   Wiktionary

  • clear and convincing evidence — A degree of proof higher than that of preponderance of the evidence. 20 Am J2d Ev § 1253 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • clear and convincing — clear and con·vinc·ing adj: conforming to or being the standard of proof required for some civil cases or motions in which the party bearing the burden of proof must show that the truth of the allegations is highly probable clear and convincing… …   Law dictionary

  • clear and convincing proof — That proof which results in reasonable certainty of the truth of the ultimate fact in controversy. Lepre v. Caputo, 131 N.J.Super. 118, 328 A.2d 660, 652. Proof which requires more than a preponderance of the evidence but less than proof beyond a …   Black's law dictionary

  • clear, strong, and convincing — A degree of proof higher than that of preponderance of the evidence. 30 Am J2d Ev § 1167 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • clear — adj 1: unencumbered by outstanding claims or interests a search showed the title was clear 2: free from doubt or ambiguity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Evidence (law) — The law of evidence governs the use of testimony (e.g., oral or written statements, such as an affidavit) and exhibits (e.g., physical objects) or other documentary material which is admissible (i.e., allowed to be considered by the trier of fact …   Wikipedia

  • clear evidence or proof — Evidence which is positive, precise and explicit, which tends directly to establish the point to which it is adduced and is sufficient to make out a prima facie case. It necessarily means a clear preponderance. It may mean no more than a fair… …   Black's law dictionary

  • EVIDENCE — Non Evidentiary Proceedings in Biblical Law The revelation of divine law is found not only in legislation but also in adjudication in particular cases (cf. Lev. 24:12–13; Num. 15:32–34; 27:1–8; Deut. 1:17), whether through Moses or judges or… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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