weight of evidence
n.
The preponderance of the evidence; the side of the case that has more evidence supporting it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


weight of evidence
the degree of reliance that a court places on a piece of evidence.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


weight of evidence
The strength, value, and believability of evidence. (See also: preponderance of the evidence)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


weight of evidence
Measure of credible proof on one side of a dispute as compared with the credible proof on the other, particularly the probative evidence considered by a judge or jury during a trial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


weight of evidence
Measure of credible proof on one side of a dispute as compared with the credible proof on the other, particularly the probative evidence considered by a judge or jury during a trial.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

weight of evidence
n.
   the strength, value and believability of evidence presented on a factual issue by one side as compared to evidence introduced by the other side.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • weight of evidence — The balance or preponderance of evidence; the inclination of the greater amount of credible evidence, offered in a trial, to support one side of the issue rather than the other. It indicates clearly to the jury that the party having the burden of …   Black's law dictionary

  • weight of evidence — The effect of evidence as proof; the probative force of evidence. 30 Am J2d Ev § 1080 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • weight of evidence — influence of evidence on the decision of a judicial instance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • manifest weight of evidence — The word manifest , in rule that appellate court cannot substitute its opinion for that of trial court as to facts unless trial court s finding is manifestly against the weight of the evidence, means unmistakable, clear, plain, or indisputable,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • manifest weight of evidence — The word manifest , in rule that appellate court cannot substitute its opinion for that of trial court as to facts unless trial court s finding is manifestly against the weight of the evidence, means unmistakable, clear, plain, or indisputable,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • weight — weight1 W2S1 [weıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount somebody/something weighs)¦ 2¦(how fat)¦ 3¦(heaviness)¦ 4¦(heavy thing)¦ 5¦(worry)¦ 6¦(importance)¦ 7¦(amount)¦ 8¦(for measuring quantities)¦ 9¦(for sport)¦ 10 throw your wei …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weight — 1 /weIt/ noun 1 WHAT SB/STH WEIGHS (C, U) how heavy something is when measured by a particular system: The average weight of a baby at birth is just over seven pounds. 2 HOW FAT (U) how heavy and especially how fat someone is: A lot of teenage… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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