burden of proof

(redirected from Burdens of proof)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

burden of proof

A UK term of art used in fitness to practice proceedings, which places the onus (burden) on the prosecution to prove their case.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
As a result, the services currently use different burdens of proof for ascertaining guilt in nonjudicial punishment proceedings.
The remainder of this Essay will criticize the American doctrine of the presumption of innocence and propose a different way of allocating burdens of proof, as well as suggesting different standards of proof in criminal trials or civil tort proceedings.
The Appellate Term's decision demonstrates the importance of a court allocating the proper burdens of proof upon the respective parties.