Preponderance Of The Evidence

I have become so accustomed to the legal language that I find it amusing when my sister (a law school professor) and I have a discussion and rattle off terms quickly.  My wife sometimes finds our terminology confusing.  [Legal disclaimer:  she is a very intelligent professional but not a lawyer.]  It’s easy to forget that some words are not used on a regular basis outside of the law.  One of them is “preponderance.”  It is used to describe the proof given to a trial court.  In civil cases it means you have convinced the court that you are at least 51% right.  Here is a good explanation.


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