rebuttable presumption

noun

  • Procedural Law and Evidence

Definitions of rebuttable presumption

  • where a court assumes that something is true unless someone proves otherwise

    According to the doctor there is a rebuttable presumption as to his incompetence.

Phrase Bank for rebuttable presumption

  • The law creates a rebuttable presumption that children should spend equal time with each parent after separation.

  • There is a rebuttable presumption that the highway includes everything between the fences.

  • This argument could be regarded as a rebuttable presumption.

  • Instead, there operates a rebuttable presumption that the defendant based his trades on the information in his possession.

  • The idea of viewing Miranda as a rebuttable presumption was presented to the Court.

  • to create a rebuttable presumption

  • to apply a rebuttable presumption

  • to adopt a rebuttable presumption

  • to establish rebuttable presumption

  • to provide a rebuttable presumption

Additional Notes for rebuttable presumption

  • The Latin expression is praesumptio iuris tantum.

  • Usually, every part of a case must be proven to a judge or a jury. The rebuttal presumption is an exception.