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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On remand the district court found by a preponderance of the evidence that Musgraves engaged in some of the acquitted conduct: drug distribution and possession of a firearm as a felon.
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The preponderance of the evidence gathered during the investigation indicates the March 13 airstrikes likely resulted in the deaths of four non-combatants, the finding and recommendations of a US Air Forces Central Command investigation said in a statement.
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