burden of persuasion
burden of per·sua·sion | \ -pər-ˈswā-zhən \
Legal Definition of burden of persuasion
: the responsibility of persuading the trier of fact (as a judge or jury) that the existence of a fact or element (as of an offense or affirmative defense) is more probable than not — compare standard of proof
Note: If a party fails to meet its burden of persuasion, the trier of fact must find against that party regarding the fact or element.
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