the burden of proof


the burden of proof
legal
the responsibility of proving that something is true in a court of law

In a criminal trial, the burden of proof lies with the prosecutor.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • The Burden of Proof (film) — The Burden of Proof or Scott Turow s The Burden of Proof is a 1992 television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Scott Turow. The story follows the character Sandy Stern following events in the film and book Presumed Innocent . The …   Wikipedia

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  • shifting the burden of proof — In a lawsuit, the transfer of the obligation to prove particular facts from one party to the other. For example, the person who sued (the plaintiff) initially bears the burden of proving facts that, if no rebutting evidence is presented, would… …   Law dictionary

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  • 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


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