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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The standard of proof applied by the courts is extremely high and the defendant has the opportunity to defend his actions.
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Our criminal justice system quite rightly demands a high standard of proof and we acknowledge today's verdict from the jury.
When a Tribunal is dealing with someone's livelihood, sanctions of that magnitude in my view, certainly require a standard of proof that is more than on the balance of probabilities and again I was not satisfied that an onus requiring a standard of proof at that higher level, had been discharged," he explained.
He said: "In my view, and to the criminal standard of proof, I am satisfied that whatever the state of mind of the perpetrator of the act that caused Summer's ultimately fatal injury, it would have been obvious to that perpetrator that Summer was being subjected to forces far in excess of anything she might have been expected to withstand.
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1 to 2 respond to arguments that it is more socially beneficial entirely to avoid setting a quantitative standard of proof for probable cause and reasonable suspicion.
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of varying the standard of proof in civil litigation.
If the plaintiff shows that causation is 60% probable and fault is 60% probable, then he apparently would have failed to satisfy the civil standard of proof because the probability that the defendant both acted negligently and caused injury is only 36%.
Computers have already reduced to minutes what it used to take investigators days to accomplish, and arguing for a lesser standard of proof just because an e-mail was received and opened three months ago instead of three days ago is hardly persuasive.

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