Balance of probabilities

2 definitions found for this term.
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A standard of proof satisfying a judge or jury that the facts at issue probably occurred as alleged. Sometimes referred to as a preponderance of the evidence or a 51 percent likelihood of occurrence.


Rule about the proof of facts. The party with the burden of proof, usually the plaintiff except in certain matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, must persuade the court or tribunal that the facts in dispute are more likely than not to have occurred.

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