suf·fi·cien·cy n: the quality or state of being sufficient
the sufficiency of the evidence to convict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abundance, accumulation, adequacy, adequate resources, affluence, ample stock, ampleness, amplitude, cache, capacity, competence, competency, copiousness, cornucopia, enough, fill, full measure, fullness, fund, glut, hoard, large amount, plenitude, plenty, plethora, profuseness, profusion, quod satis est, redundance, repletion, reservoir, satiety, satisfactoriness, saturation, shower, store, sufficientness, superabundance, supply, surfeit, treasure, wealth, wherewithal associated concepts: legal sufficiency, sufficiency of the evidence II index admissibility, competence (ability), minimum, quorum, satisfaction (fulfilment), store (depository)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

the question in the law of evidence as to whether a party has produced enough evidence that supports his case. In criminal cases in England and in Scotland, a failure to produce a sufficiency can result in a case being dismissed on a plea of no case to answer. See corroboration.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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