Pronunciation: dout
v. i.1.To waver in opinion or judgment; to be in uncertainty as to belief respecting anything; to hesitate in belief; to be undecided as to the truth of the negative or the affirmative proposition; to b e undetermined.
[imp. & p. p. Doubted; p. pr. & vb. n. Doubting.]
To try your love and make you doubt of mine.
- Dryden.
2.To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive.
v. t.1.To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it.
To admire superior sense, and doubt their own!
- Pope.
To doubt not but
2.To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.
Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God.
- R. of Gloucester.
I doubt some foul play.
- Shak.
3.To fill with fear; to affright.
n.1.A fluctuation of mind arising from defect of knowledge or evidence; uncertainty of judgment or mind; unsettled state of opinion concerning the reality of an event, or the truth of an assertion, etc.; hesitation.
Doubt is the beginning and the end of our efforts to know.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
2.Uncertainty of condition.
Thy life shall hang in doubt before thee.
- Deut. xxviii. 66.
3.Suspicion; fear; apprehension; dread.
I stand in doubt of you.
- Gal. iv. 20.
Nor slack her threatful hand for danger's doubt.
- Spenser.
4.Difficulty expressed or urged for solution; point unsettled; objection.
To every doubt your answer is the same.
- Blackmore.
No doubt
undoubtedly; without doubt.
Out of doubt
beyond doubt.
- Spenser.
Noun1.doubt - the state of being unsure of something
2.doubt - uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
Verb1.doubt - consider unlikely or have doubts about; "I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage"
2.doubt - lack confidence in or have doubts about; "I doubt these reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her stepmother"

DOUBT. The uncertainty which exists in relation to a fact, a proposition, or other thing; or it is an equipoise of the mind arising from an equality of contrary reasons. Ayl. Pand. 121.
     2. The embarrassing position of a judge is that of being in doubt, and it is frequently the lot of the wisest and most enlightened to be in this condition, those who have little or no experience usually find no difficulty in deciding the most, problematical questions.
     3. Some rules, not always infallible, have been adopted in doubtful cases, in order to arrive at the truth. 1. In civil cases, the doubt ought to operate against him, who having it in his power to prove facts to remove the doubt, has neglected to do so. In cases of fraud when there is a doubt, the presumption of innocence (q.v.) ought to remove it. 2. In criminal cases, whenever a reasonable doubt exists as to the guilt of the accused that doubt ought to operate in his favor. In such cases, particularly, when the liberty, honor or life of an individual is at stake, the evidence to convict ought to be clear, and devoid of all reasonable doubt. See Best on Pres. Sec. 195; Wils. on Cir. Ev. 26; Theory of Presumptive Proof, 64; 33 How. St. Tr. 506; Burnett, Cr. Law of Scotl. 522; 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 1 D'Aguesseau, Oeuvres, vol. xiii. p. 242; Domat, liv. 3, tit. 6.
     4. No judge is presumed to have any doubt on a question of law, and he cannot therefore refuse to give a judgment on that account. 9 M. R. 355; Merlin, Repert. h.t.; Ayliffe's Pand. b. 2, t. 17; Dig. lib. 34, t. 5; Code, lib. 6, t. 38. Indeed, in some countries; in China, for example, ignorance of the law in a judge is punishable with blows. Penal Laws of China, B. 2, s. 61.

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