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benefit of the doubt


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence.
  • n. The principle employed by umpires in cases of uncertainty concerning a batsman possibly being out, in which the decision must be in the batsman's favour.


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