burden of proof

Definitions

Construction

  • The necessity of proving the facts in a dispute on an issue raised between the owner and the contractor. In a claim situation, the burden of proof is always on the person filingthe claim. This is true whether the contractor is claiming against the owner, or the owner is making a claim against the contractor.

Law

  • noun the duty to prove that something which has been alleged in court is true

Idiom of “burden of proof”

obligation to show evidence supporting one’s point of view, etc
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