Meaning of “the burden of proof” in the English Dictionary

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"the burden of proof" in British English

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the burden of proof

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the responsibility for proving something

(Definition of “the burden of proof” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burden of proof" in American English

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burden of proofnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɜr·dən əv ˈpruf/

law the responsibility for proving that something is true

(Definition of “burden of proof” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"burden of proof" in Business English

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burden of proofnoun [ S ]

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LAW the responsibility for proving something:

The burden of proof in a civil case is not as stringent as in criminal cases.

(Definition of “burden of proof” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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