burden of persuasion

Definition of "burden of persuasion"
  1. The obligation to convince the individual or group deciding a case, such as a judge or jury, that a certain fact or element is more likely than not
How to use "burden of persuasion" in a sentence
  1. In a criminal case, the prosecution has the burden of persuasion to establish the defendant's guilt.
  2. The defendant had the burden of persuasion regarding her claim of self-defense.
  3. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff carried the burden of persuasion to prove negligence.

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