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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)

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burden of proofnoun [S]

uk   us  
LAW the ​responsibility for proving something: The ​burden of ​proof in a ​civilcase is not as ​stringent as in ​criminalcases.
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