permissive presumption

Definition of "permissive presumption"
  1. It refers to a legal concept allowing a jury to infer a particular conclusion from certain facts presented, but not mandating the jury to do so
How to use "permissive presumption" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued that the prosecution's reliance on permissive presumption was faulty and could not be used to prove guilt.
  2. Permissive presumption was used in the case to suggest the suspect's intent, based on the evidence found at the crime scene.
  3. The attorney explained that permissive presumption is merely a suggestion and does not constitute conclusive proof.

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