burden of proofburden of proof
the obligation to prove what is asserted and in dispute
burden of proof
The duty of presenting a certain amount of evidence in order to meet the legal requirements for establishing the entitlement of the party in a case to the outcome sought.
(plural burdens of proof)
- (law) 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