middle burden of proof

A party’s duty to prove a fact by clear and convincing evidence.

• This standard lies between the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard and the beyond-a-reasonable-doubt standard. See clear and convincing evidence under EVIDENCE. [Cases: Evidence 596. C.J.S. Evidence §§ 1299, 1304–1306, 1308, 1310–1311, 1315–1317.]