Onus Probandi

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Meaning of Onus probandi

(Lat.) In evidence. The burden of proof.


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Concept of “Onus Probandi”

Traditional meaning of onus probandi in English (with some legal use of this latin concept in England and the United States in the XIX Century) [1]: (in Latin) The burden of proving.


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  1. Based on A Concise Law Dictionary of Words, Phrases and Maxims, “Onus Probandi”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary. This term and/or definition may be absolete.

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