burden of proof

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the duty of proving a disputed charge

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He is a particularly coldhearted individual given the fact that he continued to protest his innocence throughout the trial, despite the overwhelming burden of evidence to the contrary.
In his own words: "This account shifts the burden of evidence from a philosophy of morality to a science of morality.
This was, in part, due to the complex nature of the application process which required a heavy burden of evidence from schools and students.
It goes on with a high burden of evidence required in order to get enforcement underway.