sufficient evidence

sufficient evidence
Adequate evidence; such evidence, in character, weight, or amount, as will legally justify the judicial or official action demanded; according to circumstances, it may be "prima facie" or "satisfactory" evidence. Sufficient evidence is that which is satisfactory for the purpose; that amount of proof which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond a reasonable doubt. The term is not synonymous with "conclusive;" but it may be used interchangeably with the term "weight of evidence."
See also burden of proof

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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