A conclusion drawn by reason from premises established by proof. 2. It is the province of the judge who is to decide upon the facts to draw the inference. When the facts are submitted to the court, the judges draw the inference; when they are to be ascertained by a jury, it is their duty to do so. The witness is not permitted as a general rule to draw an inference, and testify that to the court or jury. It is his duty to state the facts simply as they occurred. Inferences differ from presumptions.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
In the law of evidence. A truth or proposition drawn from another which is supposed or admitted to be true. A process of reasoning by which a fact or proposition sought to be established is deduced as a logical consequence from other facts, or a state of facts, already proved or admitted. Gates v. Hughes, 44 Wis. 336; Whitehouse v. Bolster, 95 Me. 458, 50 Atl. 240; Joske v. Irvine, 91 Tex. 574, 44 S. W. 1059. An inference Is a deduction which the reason of the jury makes from the facts proved, without an express direction of law to that effect.