Well-Founded Law and Legal Definition
Well-founded means ‘based on facts or good evidence’. Well-founded can also mean based on sound judgment, reasoning, or evidence or matters that are adequately substantiated. For example, a suspicion that has backing of evidence can be termed as a well-founded suspicion.
Following is an example of the term well-founded as according to a case law. “An applicant for asylum has established a well-founded fear if he shows that a reasonable person in his circumstances would fear persecution.” Bogdzia v. INS, 1990 U.S. App. LEXIS 15514 (7th Cir. Aug. 29, 1990)