beyond a reasonable doubt

beyond a reasonable doubt
In evidence means fully satisfied, entirely convinced, satisfied to a moral certainty; and phrase is the equivalent of the words clear, precise and indubitable. In criminal case, the accused's guilt must be established "beyond a reasonable doubt," which means that facts proven must, by virtue of their probative force, establish guilt.
See also reasonable doubt

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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