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preponderate vi

: to have greater credibility or convincing weight
: have an outweighing effect [the evidence either was evenly balanced or preponderated in favor of the state "Weston v. State, 682 P.2d 1119 (1984)"] [such evidence s against the board's decision]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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