A quality in natural bodies, by which they tend towards the centre of the earth. 2. Under the article Measure, it is said that by the constitution congress possesses the power to fix the standard of weights and measures, and that this power has not been exercised.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
A measure of heaviness or ponderosity; and in a metaphorical sense in-fluence, effectiveness, or power to influence judgment or conduct Gross Weight. The whole weight of goods and merchandise, including the dust and dross, and also the chest or bag, etc., upon which tare and tret are allowed. Weights of annceL See AUWCEL WEIGHT. Weight of Evidence. The balance or prepopderance of eyidence; the inclination of the greater amount of credible evidence, offered in a trial, to support one sift of the issue rather than the other. The “weight” or “preponderance of proof” is a, phrase constantly used, the meaning of which is well un-derstood and easily defined. It indicates clearly to the jury that the party having the burden of proof will be entitled to their verdict, if, on weighing the evidence in their minds, they shall find the greater amount of credible evidence sustains the issue which is to be established before them.