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bur'den of proof'




1. Chiefly Law.the obligation to offer evidence that the court or jury could reasonably believe, in support of a contention, failing which the case will be lost.
2. the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evoking evidence of its probable truth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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