Presumption of fact
PRESUMPTION OF FACT - An inference as to the truth or falsity of any proposition of fact, drawn by a process of reasoning in the absence of actual certainty of its truth or falsity, or until such certainty can be ascertained.
A presumption of fact.
In some cases, there can be some evidence that can not be proven directly, such as with an eye-witness (known as direct evidence). And yet that evidence may be essential to completely prove a case.
(n) Legal fiction is the presumption of facts arrived based on the circumstantial evidence or situation prevailing in that case, with an objective to achieve justice.
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n. a presumption of fact assumed by a court for convenience, consistency or to achieve justice. There is an old adage: "Fictions arise from the law, and not law from fictions." ...
" Evidence that is sufficient or plain enough on its face to raise a presumption of fact or to establish the fact in question unless rebutted.
Prima Facie: Latin for "on its face." Sufficient evidence to raise a presumption of fact, unless rebutted.
Prior Art Reference: A citation of prior art.
See also: Evidence, Presumption, Case, Action, Term