proof beyond reasonable doubt


proof beyond reasonable doubt
See reasonable doubt.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Beyond reasonable doubt — may refer to:* Beyond a Reasonable Doubt , a 1956 Fritz Lang film * Beyond Reasonable Doubt (film), a New Zealand docudrama * Beyond Reasonable Doubt (book), a book by David Yallop on which the above film was based * Beyond Reasonable Doubt… …   Wikipedia

  • beyond a reasonable doubt — adj. In a criminal case, proven by evidence to the point that a reasonable man or woman would be entirely convinced and morally certain that the defendant is guilty. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc …   Law dictionary

  • beyond a reasonable doubt — The degree of proof required of the state in a criminal prosecution; a fair doubt based upon reason and common sense, growing out of the evidence in the case; not an imaginary, captious, or possible doubt. 20 Am J1st Ev § 1257 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • reasonable doubt — n: a doubt esp. about the guilt of a criminal defendant that arises or remains upon fair and thorough consideration of the evidence or lack thereof all persons are presumed to be innocent and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each… …   Law dictionary

  • Reasonable doubt — Beyond a reasonable doubt is the standard required by the prosecution in most criminal cases within an adversarial system, also called the Burden of Proof . This means that the proposition being presented by the government must be proven to the… …   Wikipedia

  • proof beyond any reasonable doubt — nearly certain conviction of the veracity of a claim; level of proof that a prosecutor must achieve to convict a criminal in a trial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proof — The effect of evidence; the establishment of a fact by evidence. New England Newspaper Pub. Co. v. Bonner, C.C.A.Mass., 77 F.2d 915, 916. Any fact or circumstance which leads the mind to the affirmative or negative of any proposition. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • doubt — I v. To question or hold questionable II n. Uncertainty of mind; the absence of a settled opinion or conviction; the attitude of mind towards the acceptance of or belief in a proposition, theory, or statement, in which the judgment is not at rest …   Black's law dictionary

  • doubt — I v. To question or hold questionable II n. Uncertainty of mind; the absence of a settled opinion or conviction; the attitude of mind towards the acceptance of or belief in a proposition, theory, or statement, in which the judgment is not at rest …   Black's law dictionary

  • proof — [pro͞of] n. [ME profe < OFr prueve < LL proba < L probare: see PROBE] 1. the act or process of proving; a testing or trying of something 2. anything serving or tending to establish the truth of something, or to convince one of its truth; …   English World dictionary


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