burden of proof

burden of proof

  1. (legal) 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
  2. (epistemology) The obligation of the person making a claim in a dispute to provide sufficient evidence for their position.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: charge de la preuve
  • German: Beweislast
  • Italian: onere della prova
  • Portuguese: ônus da prova
  • Russian: бре́мя доказа́тельства
  • Spanish: carga de la prueba

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