beyond any reasonable doubt


beyond any reasonable doubt
   This is a legal expression which means that something is certain.
   

The court established, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the man was innocent.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • proof beyond any reasonable doubt — nearly certain conviction of the veracity of a claim; level of proof that a prosecutor must achieve to convict a criminal in a trial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beyond a reasonable doubt — noun A legal standard for deciding the outcome of a criminal charge, requiring evidence that is sufficient to eliminate any doubts that a reasonable person might entertain about whether a claim is more likely to be true than not …   Wiktionary

  • doubt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, grave, real, serious, severe ▪ slight ▪ Without the slightest doubt this is a remarkable exhibition …   Collocations dictionary

  • doubt — I UK [daʊt] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms doubt : singular doubt plural doubts *** a feeling of not being certain about something doubt about/as to: There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is legal. have no/little doubt… …   English dictionary

  • doubt — doubt1 [ daut ] noun count *** a feeling of not being certain about something: doubt about/as to: There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is legal. have no/little doubt that: I have no doubt that he will succeed. there is little/no doubt… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Doubt — This article is about the mental state. For other uses, see Doubt (disambiguation). Part of a series on God …   Wikipedia

  • Reasonable person — The reasonable person standard is often used legal term that originated in the development of the common law. The reasonable person is a legal fiction which represents a reasoned outlook on a legal question. The perspective of the reasonable man… …   Wikipedia

  • doubt — 1 /daUt/ noun 1 UNCERTAIN FEELING (C, U) a feeling or feelings of being uncertain about something (+ about/as to): Maisie expressed private doubts about Lawrence s sanity. (+ whether/who/what etc): There s no doubt who was responsible for this… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • doubt — doubt1 W1S1 [daut] n 1.) [U and C] a feeling of being not sure whether something is true or right ▪ Ally was confident that we would be ready on time, but I had my doubts . doubt about ▪ Elizabeth had no doubts at all about his ability to do the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doubt — [[t]da͟ʊt[/t]] ♦♦ doubts, doubting, doubted 1) N VAR: oft N about/as to n, N that If you have doubt or doubts about something, you feel uncertain about it and do not know whether it is true or possible. If you say you have no doubt about it, you… …   English dictionary


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