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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It simply refuses to acknowledge the preponderance of evidence that persons, organisations and charities who get shelter and voice within its border are responsible for acts of terrorism, the dissemination of sedition and the spread of extremism.
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The preponderance of evidence suggests that most women with one previous cesarean delivery with a low-transverse incision are candidates for and should be counseled about and offered TOLAC," they said (Obstet Gynecol.
The cases I hear concern local children who the Children's Division has determined by a preponderance of evidence have been victims of abuse and/or neglect.
Intercompany arbitration works on a preponderance of evidence standard, so it is important to convey a more than likely scenario for the fact pattern present to the arbiter while meeting the prima facie burden in order to succeed.
While the report recommends a class size limit at 22, it goes on to say that a preponderance of evidence in the literature review suggests that classes not exceed 20 students, a standard that 72 percent of Texas pre-K classrooms meet.
After a thorough review, the preponderance of evidence indicates nine separate US strikes in Iraq and Syria, between September 5, 2015 and February 2, 2016, that likely resulted in the deaths of 20 civilians and injuries to an additional 11 civilians, said the announcement from CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida.
the local government shall bear the burden of proving by a preponderance of evidence that moneys appropriated by the Legislative Assembly are not sufficient to reimburse the local government for the usual and reasonable costs of the program.
We now have a preponderance of evidence to suggest that if these children have not acquired language early, there can be lifelong impacts," she says.
Judge Weinstein was dismissing the case, he said, because "the plaintiff must establish by a preponderance of evidence that the bank recklessly, knowingly or intentionally caused plaintiff's injuries, either by the bank's own actions or in a conspiracy with Hamas or other organizations.
Clear and convincing evidence technically represents a median burden of proof; it is more difficult to establish than the preponderance of evidence standard applied in most civil cases, but is a lesser standard than demanding proof beyond a reasonable doubt.