burden of proof

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burden of proof

n. Law
The duty of presenting a certain amount of evidence in order to meet the legal requirements for establishing the entitlement of the party in a case to the outcome sought.

burden of proof

n
(Law) law the obligation, in criminal cases resting initially on the prosecution, to provide evidence that will convince the court or jury of the truth of one's contention

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n.
the obligation to offer credible evidence in a court of law in support of a contention or accusation.
[1585–95]
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Noun1.burden of proof - the duty of proving a disputed charge
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
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71) Instead of limiting the meaning of the presumption of validity to its evidentiary function, however, the Court chose to read the word "presume" as a term of art that carried with it a clear and convincing evidentiary burden of proof.
GAO previously suggested that Congress amend TSCA to reduce the evidentiary burden EPA must meet to control toxic substances and continues to believe such change warrants consideration.
Prosecutors said on Tuesday the judges who rejected the charges were wrong in applying "an evidentiary burden that is inappropriate for this procedural stage".
The prosecutor's application for appeal that was made public today contends that in its decision the Chamber "imposes an evidentiary burden that is inappropriate for this early procedural stage".
Nowhere in the language of (the city ordinance) is there any support for imposing such a heightened evidentiary burden on the university in this case," the decision said.