benefit of the doubt

benefit of the doubt

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  • benefit of the doubt — the advantage derived from doubt about guilt, a possible error, or the weight of evidence * * * a favorable opinion or judgment adopted despite uncertainty. [1840 50] * * * benefit of the doubt noun Presumption of innocence when culpability is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benefit of the Doubt — Infobox Film name = Benefit of the Doubt image size = caption = Screenshot director = Peter Whitehead producer = writer = narrator = starring = Peter Brook Michael Kustow Michael Williams music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released …   Wikipedia

  • benefit of the doubt —    If you give someone the benefit of the doubt, you choose to believe that the person is innocent, honest or telling the truth, because there is no evidence to the contrary.     Although he found it hard to believe Tom s explanation, the teacher …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the benefit of the doubt — ► the benefit of the doubt a concession that a person must be regarded as correct or innocent if the opposite has not been proven. Main Entry: ↑benefit …   English terms dictionary

  • the benefit of the doubt — a concession that a person or fact must be regarded as correct or justified, if the contrary has not been proven I ll give you the benefit of the doubt as to whether it was deliberate or not * * * the benefit of the doubt ◇ When people give you… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the benefit of the doubt — fair judgement when some of the facts are not known, take your word for it    If money is missing, we give you the benefit of the doubt. We assume you didn t take it …   English idioms

  • benefit of the doubt — noun a) A favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence. b) The principle employed by umpires in cases of uncertainty concerning a batsman possibly being out …   Wiktionary

  • give someone the benefit of the doubt — give (someone/something) the benefit of the doubt to decide you will believe someone or something. People tell me I shouldn t trust him, but I m willing to give Simon the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what he actually offers. The American …   New idioms dictionary

  • give something the benefit of the doubt — give (someone/something) the benefit of the doubt to decide you will believe someone or something. People tell me I shouldn t trust him, but I m willing to give Simon the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what he actually offers. The American …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the benefit of the doubt — give (someone/something) the benefit of the doubt to decide you will believe someone or something. People tell me I shouldn t trust him, but I m willing to give Simon the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what he actually offers. The American …   New idioms dictionary

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