Onus-probandi Definition


(law) The burden of proof, the onus; 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.


Origin of Onus-probandi

  • From onus (“burden”) and probandī (“of proof”), the genitive of probandus (“proof”). Literally meaning "burden of proof".

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