presumption of innocence

noun Law.

the rebuttable presumption of the innocence of the defendant in a criminal action in Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence, placing upon the prosecution the burden of proof of the defendant's guilt.

Nearby words

  1. presume,
  2. presumed ocular histoplasmosis,
  3. presuming,
  4. presumption,
  5. presumption of fact,
  6. presumption of law,
  7. presumption of survivorship,
  8. presumptive,
  9. presumptive heir,
  10. presumptuous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019