- prepatent period,
Origin of preponderance
Examples from the Web for preponderance
This lawsuit will be decided under a lower and more easily met standard of proof: “preponderance of the evidence.”Prosecuting Officer Wilson Won't Bring Justice to Ferguson|Candace McCoy|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brown assesses sexual misconduct charges under a “preponderance of the evidence” standard—the lowest legal burden of proof.Exclusive: Brown University Student Speaks Out on What It’s Like to Be Accused of Rape|Cathy Young|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That should bother you even if you think that the preponderance of the evidence says that MacDonald is guilty.
A civil case, however, could have been decided on the basis of a preponderance of evidence.Reports: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Settles With Maid Who Claimed Sexual Assault|Christopher Dickey|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the past 20 years, the preponderance of global companies have both increased revenue and shed costs.Google’s Results Reflect Giants’ Surge, as Everyone Else Struggles|Zachary Karabell|April 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The climate of Cannes has been the subject of a considerable variety of opinion,—the preponderance being, however, in its favour.
There is a preponderance of incident and much biographical detail regarding Socrates.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
But it may even be affirmed that they were unable to ensure the preponderance of the Federal element in a case of this kind.Democracy In America, Volume 1 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
After Johnny had concluded a satisfactory arrangement for his diamond, I remarked on the preponderance of speaking trumpets.Gold|Stewart White
For two years the English, despite their preponderance of forces in America, lost rather than gained ground.The Greater Republic|Charles Morris
1680s, "greater weight," from Latin praeponderans, present participle of praeponderare "make heavier" (see preponderate). Sense of "greater importance" is from 1780; that of "greater number" is from 1845.