benefit of the doubt

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benefit of the doubt

  1. A favorable judgement given in the absence of full evidence.
  2. (cricket) 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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Last modified on 24 March 2014, at 15:03