onus probandi


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onus probandi

(ˈəʊnəs prəʊˈbændɪ)
n
(Law) law the Latin phrase for burden of proof
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class="MsoNormalHowever, as my lawyer friends, Kimutai Bosek and Senior Counsel Ambrose Rachier, both who have done extensive work in the area of the legal aspect of HIV, would tell you, the onus probandi usually lies heavier on the accuser.
As for Salvacion's claim that the court turned a blind eye towards her defense, the Sandiganbayan ruled that the "prosecution cannot be allowed to draw strength from the weakness of the defense's evidence for it has the onus probandi in establishing the guilt of the accused."