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    Standard of proof commonly used in civil lawsuits and in regulatory agency cases. It governs the amount of proof that must be offered in order for the plaintiff to win the case.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    Proven to an extent that appears unambiguous and reasonably compelling (see ‘‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt,’’ ‘‘Preponderance of the Evidence,’’ and ‘‘Standard of Proof’’).

    Drogin, Eric Y., et al. Handbook of forensic assessment: Psychological and psychiatric perspectives. Vol. 209. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

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    Clear and convincing evidence can be defined as a standard of proof requiring a firm belief in the facts shown; a standard higher than preponderance of the evidence and lower than beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. “Women’s Legal Rights Handbook” (2015)

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    A very high standard of evidence that indicates that something is highly probable or more likely than not to be true.

    Missouri Press-Bar Commission. “News Reporter’s Legal Glossary” (2009)