abiding conviction
An expression sometimes used in instructing juries respecting reasonable doubt and there having the signification of settled and fixed, a conviction which may follow a careful examination and comparison of the whole evidence. Hopt v Utah, 120 US 430, 30 L Ed 708, 7 S Ct 614.

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