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  1. benefit of the doubt(Noun)

    A favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence.

  2. benefit of the doubt(Noun)

    The principle employed by umpires in cases of uncertainty concerning a batsman possibly being out, in which the decision must be in the batsman's favour.


  1. Benefit of the Doubt

    Benefit of the Doubt is a 1967 documentary on Peter Brook's anti-Vietnam protest play, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, known under the title US. It was filmed at London's Aldwych Theatre and features Peter Brook, Michael Kustow, Michael Williams and Glenda Jackson. It was directed by Peter Whitehead.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefit of the doubt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benefit of the doubt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former NFL player Walker:

    The better player always gets the benefit of the doubt.

  2. Kin Hubbard:

    Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.

  3. Bharat Joshi:

    We have to give the benefit of the doubt given that it's Jokowi's early days.

  4. Thomas Carlyle:

    If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.

  5. John Tiedeman:

    But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. Let’s say it’s not dead. You then need to revive those fish.

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