Definition of the burden of proof noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the burden of proof

BrE BrE//ðə ˌbɜːdən əv ˈpruːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌbɜːrdən əv ˈpruːf//
[singular] (law)
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the task or responsibility of proving that something is true The burden of proof is on the prosecution.
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