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burden of proof

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Law The responsibility of proving a disputed charge or allegation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the duty of proving a particular position in a court of law, a failure in the performance of which duty calls for judgment against the party on whom the duty is imposed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the duty of proving a disputed charge

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Examples

  • KSCA takes Europe’s REACH approach, placing the burden of proof on chemical companies to demonstrate that chemicals are safe before being introduced into commercial use.142

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