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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Haley, accustomed to strike the balance of probabilities between lies of greater or lesser magnitude, thought that it lay in favor of the dirt road aforesaid.
The ruling on the balance of probabilities effectively mirrored two earlier fact-finding judgments by a High Court family judge in 2014 and 2016 that Poppi's father, Paul Worthington, 50, abused his daughter shortly before her death.
At an inquest in Caernarfon, coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said as a result of the exhumation and subsequent examination he was satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, the remains are those of Mrs Finlay.
Yesterday at an inquest, North Wales senior coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said as a result of the exhumation and subsequent examination, he was satisfied on the balance of probabilities the remains are those of Mrs Finlay.
WRC officer Emer O'Shea found the hotel's reason for dismissal to be unconvincing and on the balance of probabilities the woman was dismissed for her trade union activities.
High Court family judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson has ruled that Paul Worthington, 48 - on the balance of probabilities - "perpetrated a penetrative .
The father-of-one had been getting treatment for psychosis, and the inquest heard how his medications had, on the balance of probabilities, caused his death.
The report concludes that, on the balance of probabilities, one or more Garda officers passed information to the IRA, which resulted in the murders of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Robert Buchanan.
The report concluded: "In relation to Detective Superintendent Griffiths, considering his position and role as the head of professional standards for Gwent Police at this time, the investigation concluded that on the balance of probabilities there is a case to answer for gross misconduct in relation to his performance of duties.
Boylan told Galway coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin that, on the balance of probabilities, had an abortion been carried out on the Monday or Tuesday, when Halappanavar requested, she would have been alive.
2011] UKSC 10 (Sienkiewicz): 'It is a basic principle of the law of tort that the claimant will only have a cause of action if he can prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the defendant's tortious conduct caused the damage in respect of which compensation is claimed.
Yet when facing an employment tribunal, an employer only needs to be satisfied of an employee's misconduct on the balance of probabilities.

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