manifest weight of the evidence


manifest weight of the evidence
manifest weight of the evidence: a deferential standard of review under which reversal of a decision or verdict requires showing that it is obviously erroneous and unsupported by the evidence and that an opposite conclusion is clearly evident

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

manifest weight of the evidence
n. A doctrine under which a verdict will be overturned only if it is substantially unsupported by the evidence in the case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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