burden of proof

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burden of proof (plural burdens of proof)

  1. (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
  2. (epistemology) The obligation of the person making a claim in a dispute to provide sufficient evidence for their position.

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