Preponderance-of-the-evidence meaning

A more convincing amount of evidence than the other side has; the general standard for finding for one side in a civil case; enough proof to convince the judge that something is more likely to have occurred than not to have occurred.
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(law) 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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