Definitions for preponderance of the evidence

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  1. preponderance of the evidence(Noun)

    A legal standard, applied in many jurisdictions for deciding the outcome of civil disputes, which requires that evidence be sufficient to determine that a claim is more likely to be true than not.

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  1. Lawyer Ted Wells:

    'I believe the conclusions have been proven by the preponderance of the evidence standard, i used the words 'more probable than not' because that is what is in the rules, because I thought it was appropriate when people read my report to always make sure that they understood the burden of proof that I was following.

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