onus probandi


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onus probandi

(ˈəʊnəs prəʊˈbændɪ)
n
(Law) law the Latin phrase for burden of proof
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Further guided by the onus probandi (burden of proof) in criminal cases which requires moral certainty, this Court finds and so holds that acquitting the six accused of the first charge (Akmad's death) would be in keeping with the ends of justice,' the court said.
Fashioning what he called an onus probandi in favor of conservatism, Knight pointed out that primitive society was wise in its traditional habits since those who adhered to them knew that people and groups had previously thrived by following them.