Burden of proof

Filed Under: Criminal Law; Evidence; Torts

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


The obligation to produce evidence to prove facts necessary to establish a cause of action or a defence. It normally rests on the person who asserts a particular matter.


This refers to who has the onus of proof in a legal proceeding. In other words, what side must convince the judge (or jury) of the merits of its case.

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