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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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Feeling that the burden of proof was laid upon her, Mrs.
Similarly, I think the POSP is a legal presumption that allocates the burden of proof to the claimant to establish the elements of the refugee claim.
The report identifies five key threats to the rule of law within a business context: excessive executive power; retroactivity; uncertainty; unmanageability; and changes in the burden of proof.
The legislation would also increase the burden of proof for minors who say that asking for parental consent could lead to physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
Brenda Mitchell of Cycle Law Scotland called for a shift in the burden of proof in civil cases so motorists are presumed to be at fault in bicycle bumps, claiming it would lead to "less emotional turmoil" for cyclists.
When a law places restrictions on either the possession, or sale of, an item, the law squarely places the burden of proof on the owner to be able to prove his items are legal or risks having them confiscated without compensation.
The burden of proof and the standard of proof applicable in proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) are often the subject of uncertainty to those who appear in SAT.
Homophobic statements by the "patron" of a professional football club may shift the burden of proof on to the club to prove that it does not follow that it has a discriminatory recruitment policy.
The burden of proof is on protesters to demonstrate that there is actual or potential damage in the real rather than hypothetical world.
THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN CONSPIRACY (The New York Times, New York)
Under these audits, because the burden of proof was one-sided, many small-business owners felt compelled to pay the DRA the 8.
With the goal of inviting discussion, I suggest that in cases involving the constitutional rights of marginalized individuals and communities, the concept of the "burden of proof" can provide a way to help understand what is at stake, and what criteria we might use to relate the burden of proof to values of equality and justice.