not proven


(postpositive) a third verdict available to Scottish courts, returned when there is evidence against the defendant but insufficient to convict

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Examples from the Web for not proven

Historical Examples of not proven

  • This is a town almost without a history, although it still makes the not-proven assertion that it is the site of Moridunum.