Definitions for "Preponderance of the evidence"
The "preponderance of the evidence" is that degree of evidence required to establish the existence or nonexistence of a fact in dispute. In discrimination cases, the law requires that the Complainant prove by a "preponderance of the evidence" or by the greater weight of the overall evidence that the discrimination occurred, i.e. to prove that there is a "causal connection" between the "act of harm" and the "protected basis."
Greater weight of the evidence; Often described as 50.1% of the evidence; the common standard of proof in civil cases.
A standard used in civil law to determine which side's evidence has been sufficient to allow it to prevail.