Likely definition

Likely means reasonably likely having regard to the information available to the applicant when the application is made;
Likely means more likely than not.
Likely means with a probability of occurring that is unacceptable to the Medical Assessor;

Examples of Likely in a sentence

  • Likely developments and expected results of operationsThe Fund will continue to be managed in accordance with the investment objectives and guidelines as set out in the governing documents of the Fund.The results of the Fund's operations will be affected by a number of factors, including the performance of investment markets in which the Fund invests.

  • See, for example, Government Accountability Office, Columbia Class Submarine[:] Overly Optimistic Cost Estimate Will Likely Lead to Budget Increases, GAO-19-497, April 2019, pp.

  • All representations must be “about the likely effect of the grant of the premises licence on the promotion of the licensing objectives.” Likely means something that will probably happen, i.e. on balance more likely than not.

  • Abatement notices and infringement notices may have been issued in respect of effects.Poor: Likely or actual adverse effects of activities on the receiving environment were significant.

  • This has been used in identifying which parishes are likely to require a full HRA Screening of their future Neighbourhood Development Plan, to establish if their plan might have Likely Significant Effects on a European Site.

More Definitions of Likely

Likely in the Section 7 context means “reasonably probable.” See United States v. E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co., 353 U.S. 586, 589 (1957).
Likely means that an act is said to be “likely” to have a certain consequence or to cause a certain effect if the occurrence of that consequence or effect would cause no surprise to a reasonable man;
Likely means probably or reasonably to be expected, as determined by firm evidence such as resolutions of a corporation to close a plant or facility, notifications of closure to collective bargaining units, correspondence and notifications of corporate officials relative to a closure, and supportive evidence, such as newspaper articles and notices to employees regarding closure of a plant or facility. Consultant studies and marketing studies may be submitted as supportive evidence, but by themselves are not firm evidence.
Likely in this context usually means “more likely than not”: Cream Holdings -v- Banerjee [2005] 1 AC 253. Warby J summarised the position for the Court at the interim stage in YXB -v- TNO [2015] EWHC 826 (QB) [9]:
Likely means whatever EPA staff say it means – nothing more and nothing less. It truly is a “knock-down argument.”
Likely in this context means something that “could well happen” and is not synonymous with an event that is probable: (SCA Packaging Ltd v Boyle [2009] ICR 1056, Supreme Court).
Likely means a probability of at least 90% within the range. Uncertainty is quantified using 90%