Presumption-of-innocence Definition

noun
A basic tenet of criminal law that a person is to be presumed to be innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proving the person guilty falls completely on the justice system, with the accused bearing no burden of proving his or her innocence. The presumption of innocence is not a determination of innocence, but rather a placing of the burden of proof entirely upon the justice system.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Presumption-of-innocence

Noun

Singular:
presumption-of-innocence
Plural:
presumptions of innocence

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