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Meaning of BURDEN OF PROOF

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  the duty of proving a disputed charge
 
 See Also: duty, obligation, responsibility

 

 

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 Definition: In the law of evidence, the necessity or duty of affirmatively proving a fact or facts in dispute on an issue raised between the parties in a lawsuit. The responsibility of proving a point (the burden of proof). It deals with which side must establish a point or points. (See standard of proof.)
 

 

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