failure of proof

failure of proof
n.
Inability to prove a side of a case.

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  • failure of proof — Inability or failure to prove the cause of action or defense in its entire scope and meaning. Breslin Griffitt Carpet Co. v. Asadorian, Mo.App., 145 S.W.2d 494, 496. Where evidence is such as would support either of two contradictory inferences,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of proof — Inability or failure to prove the cause of action or defense in its entire scope and meaning. Breslin Griffitt Carpet Co. v. Asadorian, Mo.App., 145 S.W.2d 494, 496. Where evidence is such as would support either of two contradictory inferences,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of proof — Want of proof of a fact alleged or proof which departs so far from the cause of action or defense pleaded that it may fairly be said that the facts alleged remain unproved. E. B. Ryan Co. v Russel, 52 Mont 596, 161 P 307 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • proof — n [alteration of Middle English preove, from Old French preuve, from Late Latin proba, from Latin probare to prove] 1: the effect of evidence sufficient to persuade a reasonable person that a particular fact exists see also evidence 2: the… …   Law dictionary

  • failure — fail·ure n 1: omission of occurrence or performance; specif: a failing to perform a duty or expected action a failure to mitigate damages failure to prosecute 2: a lack of success or adequacy failure of a suit 3: a failing in business …   Law dictionary

  • proof — The effect of evidence; the establishment of a fact by evidence. New England Newspaper Pub. Co. v. Bonner, C.C.A.Mass., 77 F.2d 915, 916. Any fact or circumstance which leads the mind to the affirmative or negative of any proposition. The… …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of evidence — See failure of proof …   Black's law dictionary

  • failure of evidence — See failure of proof …   Black's law dictionary

  • Proof theory — is a branch of mathematical logic that represents proofs as formal mathematical objects, facilitating their analysis by mathematical techniques. Proofs are typically presented as inductively defined data structures such as plain lists, boxed… …   Wikipedia

  • failure to meet the burden of proof — index nonsuit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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