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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals
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The court reconciled that tension by concluding that "the taxpayer always bears the burden of proving that his lost intangible assets are susceptible of separate valuation." However, it continued, "[o]nce a court is satisfied that the intangible assets may be valued separately, its obligation is to find the correct value.
The taxpayer bears the burden of proof in complying with these requirements.
In addition, the taxpayer bears the burden -- at least for the time being -- of properly computing the interest and submitting such computations, with supporting documentation, to IRS.
Moreover, because consent is an exception to the general requirement that searches be conducted pursuant to a warrant, the government bears the burden of proving both of these prerequisites.
Scholars of law and economics have tended to ignore the implications of which party to a legal dispute bears the burden of proof.