burden of proof

burden of proof
Date: 1780 the duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burden of proof — bur·den of proof: the responsibility of producing sufficient evidence in support of a fact or issue and favorably persuading the trier of fact (as a judge or jury) regarding that fact or issue the burden of proof is sometimes upon the defendant… …   Law dictionary

  • Burden of proof — may refer to: Legal burden of proof Philosophic burden of proof Scientific burden of evidence Other The Burden of Proof, a 1990 novel by Scott Turow The Burden of Proof (film), a 1992 film based on the above novel Burden of Proof (CSI episode) …   Wikipedia

  • burden of proof — ˌburden of ˈproof noun [singular] LAW the task of proving that a statement made in a court of law is true, especially one accusing somebody of doing something illegal or wrong: • It will not be up to the defendant to prove his innocence; the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Burden of proof — Burden Bur den (b[^u] d n), n. [Written also burthen.] [OE. burden, burthen, birthen, birden, AS. byr[eth]en; akin to Icel. byr[eth]i, Dan. byrde, Sw. b[ o]rda, G. b[ u]rde, OHG. burdi, Goth. ba[ u]r[thorn]ei, fr. the root of E. bear, AS. beran,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burden of proof — If in some situation there is a proper presumption that something is true, anyone seeking to prove its opposite is said to bear the burden of proof. A certain amount of philosophical jockeying consists in trying to shift the burden of proof …   Philosophy dictionary

  • burden of proof — noun The duty of a party in a legal proceeding to prove an assertion of fact; it includes both the burden of production and the burden of persuasion; the onus probandi …   Wiktionary

  • burden of proof — 1. Chiefly Law. the obligation to offer evidence that the court or jury could reasonably believe, in support of a contention, failing which the case will be lost. 2. the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evoking evidence of its… …   Universalium

  • Burden of proof (rhetoric) — Burden of proof means the reasons that have to be met before a proposition of fact, value, or policy can be evaluated.Difference between “a burden of proof” vs “the burden of proof”“A burden of proof” comes in when one makes an argument. “A… …   Wikipedia

  • Burden of proof (disambiguation) — Burden of proof is, in common law, the obligation to prove allegations which are presented in a legal action.Burden of proof may also refer to: * The Burden of Proof , a 1990 novel by Scott Turow * The Burden of Proof (film) , a 1992 film based… …   Wikipedia

  • Burden of proof (logical fallacy) — In philosophy, the term burden of proof refers to the extent to which, or the level of rigour with which, it is necessary to establish, demonstrate or prove something for it to be accepted as true or reasonable to believe.All logical arguments… …   Wikipedia

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