burden of persuasion
- 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
- In a criminal case, the prosecution has the burden of persuasion to establish the defendant's guilt.
- The defendant had the burden of persuasion regarding her claim of self-defense.
- In the lawsuit, the plaintiff carried the burden of persuasion to prove negligence.