Definition of INFERENCE


INFERENCE

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. (q. v.)

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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