reasonable probability


reasonable probability
The degree of proof required in civil cases to support a conclusion of fact; not proof beyond a reasonable doubt or proof to a moral certainty, only evidence which tends with reason to prove the essential facts in a case, either directly, indirectly, or by permissible inferences. 30 Am J2d Ev § 1163.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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