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not proven

a third verdict available to Scottish courts, returned when there is evidence against the defendant but insufficient to convict
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But the SFA last night delivered a not proven verdict.
(Many of the President's statements are not true and one of which is when he said that the Marcoses are not proven of stealing anything.
The case was not proven because, presumably, there were no third parties to corroborate Bong's version of events.
According the judge, no election offences were found and claims that Kajwang' bribed voters, intimidated and even harassed Ongoro's agents were not proven to the required standard.
Amanda was found dead in Hamilton in 1992 but the case against the only suspect, Francis Auld, was found not proven.
According to a Gallup and Gilani Pakistan National Survey, respondents were asked, 'Do you agree with the statement that most of the criminals are not proven guilty in Pakistani courts?'
A professional conduct panel of the NCTL took place in July to consider his case and concluded that it was not proven.
Deputy Chief Constable Dave Evans said the misconduct allegations were "not proven" and the failings were "of an organisational nature due to the systems and processes in place at the time not enabling officers to provide the most effective service".
I refer to the quote from Fiona Gough, of the Government Office for the North East, stating the "case is also not yet proven" meaning the economic case, for dualling the A1 is not proven.
To date, conventional antipruritic agents have not proven fully effective in treating this condition.
But after nine delays and a 19-month wait for the trial at the High Court in Edinburgh in 2003 a jury returned a "not proven" verdict.
However, this particular concern has not proven out over the years.