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English definition of “balance of probabilities”

balance of probabilities

noun [singular]
 
 
UK
LAW a standard that is used to help make decisions in legal cases that do not involve a crime: In English law the person claiming injury will not have to prove absolutely that the product he is using has caused damage to him, merely that on the balance of probabilities it has.
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