n. a set standard of evidence which must be met in a criminal trial. A defendant cannot be convicted or set free unless there is reasonable proof of guilt or innocence . There should also be no justifiable cause whatsoever for the jury to doubt its decision on the defendant's guilt.

BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT: "With moral if not absolute certainty, judge and jury must be able to say that a defendant is guilty or not guilty beyond reasonable doubt."
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