clear and convincing

adjective

clear and con·​vinc·​ing
: conforming to or being the standard of proof required for some civil cases or motions in which the party bearing the burden of proof must show that the truth of the allegations is highly probable
clear and convincing proof
compare reasonable doubt, preponderance of the evidence

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“Clear and convincing.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/clear%20and%20convincing. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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