beyond a reasonable doubt

A legal standard for deciding the outcome of a criminal charge, requiring evidence that is sufficient to eliminate any doubts that a reasonable person might entertain about whether a claim is more likely to be true than not.

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  • 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 — legal phrase to a degree that the law considers to be satisfactory for making a decision The prosecution cannot prove beyond all reasonable doubt that she intended to kill him. Thesaurus: miscellaneous legal termshyponym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt — Infobox Film | name =Beyond a Reasonable Doubt caption = Beyond a Reasonable Doubt movie poster director = Fritz Lang producer = Bert E. Friedlob writer = Douglas Morrow starring =Dana Andrews Joan Fontaine music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt — L Invraisemblable Vérité L Invraisemblable Vérité Titre original Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Réalisation Fritz Lang Acteurs principaux Dana An …   Wikipédia en Français

  • beyond a reasonable doubt — In evidence means fully satisfied, entirely convinced, satisfied to a moral certainty; and phrase is the equivalent of the words clear, precise and indubitable. In criminal case, the accused s guilt must be established beyond a reasonable doubt,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • beyond any reasonable doubt —    This is a legal expression which means that something is certain.     The court established, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the man was innocent …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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

  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt —    Voir Invraisemblable Vérité …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • 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

  • prove beyond a reasonable doubt — convince with a reasonableness close to 100% of the veracity of a legal claim …   English contemporary dictionary

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