case in chief

Definition of "case in chief"
  1. It signifies the essential section of a party's argument where they hold the burden of proof, excluding the counterarguments
How to use "case in chief" in a sentence
  1. During the trial, the plaintiff presented their case in chief, laying out all their evidence.
  2. Once the prosecution finishes presenting their case in chief, the defense begins its side.
  3. The case in chief for the defense focused on proving the accused's alibi.

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