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benefit

an allowance paid by the government as for sickness, unemployment, etc., to which a person is entitled under social security or the national insurance scheme
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Bercaw also gave much more benefit of the doubt to Schook, a CPA and certified fraud examiner, than Schook had extended to Sharp, who has a degree in English.
Pietersen spoke with the air of a batsman who had enjoyed the benefit of the doubt for his entire career until the DRS came along.
Home Office guidance to social workers on age assessment clearly states that children should be given the benefit of the doubt.
So I will try to count to 10 and give them the benefit of the doubt.
Jenni, who plays Jessica Harris in the Channel 4 soap has given Rob the benefit of the doubt over his past.
Give your boyfriend the benefit of the doubt, but keep an eye on his actions--which speak louder than words.
Vets are often forced into getting a lawyer when the VA refuses to give them the benefit of the doubt regarding issues like date of injury/claim reported to the VA.
To give him the benefit of the doubt, it may be that Mr Bradbourne has not entirely understood what a city region would do or the important strategic role it would play.
Now, prudent D&O underwriters may no longer be in a position to give companies the benefit of the doubt.
To give Shyamalan a huge benefit of the doubt, there does seem to be some satiric point made here about the gullibility of crowds who desperately want to believe in something, whether it's magic, or a filmmaker who can always take us to a surprising, satisfying place.
He could have given Robbie the benefit of the doubt, but he doesn't get the benefit of the doubt very often.
Please parents, give the teacher the benefit of the doubt.