not proven

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of not proven

  • (in a criminal trial) a verdict available in some jurisdictions if the prosecution has not provided enough evidence to find the defendant guilty, but where the court thinks that the defendant is guilty and does not want to give a verdict of not guilty

    I'm not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the Crown have proved this case against you and I acquit you on a verdict of not proven.

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