weight of the evidence

weight of the evidence
n. The relative value of the total evidence presented by one side of a judicial proceeding when compared to the evidence presented by the other. The phrase refers to the persuasiveness of the testimony of witnesses and the physical evidence combined.
See also burden of proof.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

См. также в других словарях:

  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — Contrary to the evidence. Russell v. Pilger, 113 Vt. 537, 37 A.2d 403, 411. A finding is against the manifest weight of the evidence if an opposite conclusion is clearly evident. Burke v. Board of Review, 2 Dist., 132 Ill.App.3d 1094, 87 Ill.Dec …   Black's law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — Contrary to the evidence. Russell v. Pilger, 113 Vt. 537, 37 A.2d 403, 411. A finding is against the manifest weight of the evidence if an opposite conclusion is clearly evident. Burke v. Board of Review, 2 Dist., 132 Ill.App.3d 1094, 87 Ill.Dec …   Black's law dictionary

  • against the manifest weight of the evidence — against the (manifest) (weight of the) evidence n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury s decision is unsupported by the… …   Law dictionary

  • against the (manifest) weight of the evidence — adj. Not supported by the evidence presented at trial, or based on false evidence; the evidence clearly leading to the opposite conclusion. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell.… …   Law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — n. An evidentiary standard allowing a trial judge to set aside a jury s judgment or verdict and order a new trial when it clearly appears to the judge that the jury s decision is unsupported by the credible evidence presented at trial; is based… …   Law dictionary

  • against the weight of the evidence — See verdict against the evidence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • flagrantly against the weight of the evidence — A verdict not supported by substantial evidence. 5 Am J2d, A & E § 835 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • preponderance of the evidence — pre·pon·der·ance of the evidence /pri pän də rəns /: the standard of proof in most civil cases in which the party bearing the burden of proof must present evidence which is more credible and convincing than that presented by the other party or… …   Law dictionary

  • contrary to the evidence — Against the evidence; against the weight of the evidence …   Black's law dictionary


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