Moral Certainty Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Moral Certainty.

(n) Moral Certainty

Moral certainty refers to the level of confidence or assurance in a belief or conclusion after thoroughly evaluating all available evidence. In legal terms, moral certainty often pertains to a judge's or jury's strong conviction in the guilt or innocence of a defendant, even in the presence of some doubt. It's a state of being very sure about something after applying a standard of reasonable doubt to the matter under debate.