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.
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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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bur′den of proof′


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.
"Doe challenges the allocation of the burden of proof at his custody redetermination hearing under the Due Process Clause.
The Supreme Court held that (1) the Court of Appeals is bound by Supreme Court precedent; (2) because the state contended that the defendant was competent to stand trial on criminal charges, the state bore the burden of proving the defendant's competence; and (3) because it could not be certain that the District Court would have reached the same competency determination had it applied the correct burden of proof, a remand to the District Court was required.
Khawaja Haris, in his final arguments, said the prosecution had put the burden of proof on the defence side, as they could not prove that the London flats were owned by Nawaz Sharif.
Conversely, a presumption that affects the burden of proof does not vanish.
So while we agree that the "double burden of proof" is the most patent manifestation of the problem, it seems to me to flow from the counterfactual factual presumption.
"Our stance was that as the opposition was alleging, it should bear the burden of proof," he said.
In defending an amendment to keep the current burden of proof, state Rep.
States are allowed to determine their own burden of proof, but the same burden of proof must apply whether the taxpayer is petitioning for, or the tax administrator is requiring, the use of an alternative apportionment method.
Transport Scotland said there was no "robust evidence" to back changing the burden of proof.