Burden-of-persuasion definitions

N. The burden on a party at trial to present sufficient evidence to persuade the fact-finder, by the applicable standard of proof, of the truth of a fact or assertion and to convince the fact-finder to interpret the facts in a way that favors the party. Also called persuasion burden or risk of nonpersuasion. See also proof (burden of proof).
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(law) The duty upon a party in a legal proceeding to persuade the fact-finder to decide for that party on an assertion of fact; part of the burden of proof, sometimes loosely used as synonym for that term.
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