Origin and Etymology of preponderate
Latin praeponderatus, past participle of praeponderare, from prae- + ponder-, pondus weight — more at pendant
First Known Use: 1623
First Known Use of preponderate
Legal Definition of preponderate
: to have greater credibility or convincing weight : have an outweighing effect <the evidence either was evenly balanced or preponderated in favor of the state — Weston v. State, 682 P.2d 1119 (1984)> <such evidence preponderates against the board's decision>
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