onus probandi

Latin phrase
onus pro·​ban·​di | \ ˌō-nu̇s-prō-ˈban-ˌdī How to pronounce onus probandi (audio) , -dē \

Definition of onus probandi

: burden of proof : the duty of proving a disputed assertion or charge

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“Onus probandi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onus%20probandi. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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