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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"It is inevitable to conclude that the plaintiff-in-intervention failed to substantiate its right of relief with a preponderance of evidence," the resolution read.
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For a criminal conviction such as in the plunder case against Revilla, proof beyond reasonable doubt is required, but civil liability needs only the preponderance of evidence, Aquino said.
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Delivering judgment in the case, Justice Salisu held that with the preponderance of evidence before the court, the EFCC failed to establish a prima facie case against the retired NAF chief.
After a thorough review, the preponderance of evidence indicates four separate US strikes in Iraq and Syria, between July 27 and Octocber 15, 2015, have likely resulted in the deaths of five civilians and injuries to an additional eight civilians, said the announcement from CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida.
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In her book, she sets out to prove by the preponderance of evidence in the Word that God always looked at women and men as equal.
While a Georgia judge last week ruled that a preponderance of evidence indicates Hill suffers from mental retardation, thus making it illegal to apply capital punishment, the prisoner's motion for a stay of execution was denied because Hill's disability was not proved "beyond a reasonable doubt."