standard of proof

Definition of "standard of proof"
  1. The level of assurance and the amount of substantial evidence required to establish the validity of a claim in a criminal or civil matter
How to use "standard of proof" in a sentence
  1. The jury couldn't reach a verdict because the prosecutor failed to meet the standard of proof.
  2. In civil cases, the plaintiff's evidence must meet the standard of proof to convince the court of their claims.
  3. The defense argued that the evidence presented did not meet the standard of proof required in a criminal case.

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