manifest weight of the evidence
- A method of review that calls for a reversal of a verdict or decision if it is clearly incorrect and not backed by evidence, and a contrary conclusion is irrefutably apparent
- The jury did not consider the manifest weight of the evidence when giving their verdict, thus leading to a potential appeal.
- The defendant appealed the ruling based on the argument that the manifest weight of the evidence contradicted the decision.
- The judge overturned the previous ruling, stating it did not reflect the manifest weight of the evidence.