MEANING OF BEYOND DOUBT

A comment about the Chilcot report. I remember as a barrister and judge using the expression “beyond doubt” or “beyond reasonable doubt” many hundreds of times in reminding juries or directing military courts about the standard of proof required in a criminal trial.

As I always understood it, that expression means the same as being satisfied so that one feels sure of guilt.

Not much difference between that and certainty is there?

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