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Evidence meaning

evidence - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; " the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
  2. 2. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.
  3. 3. One who bears witness.
  4. 4. That which is legally submitted to competent tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it; means of making proof; -- the latter, strictly speaking, not being synonymous with evidence, but rather the effect of it.
  5. 5. To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender.
  6. 6. The many types of information presented to a judge or jury designed to convince them of the truth or falsity of key facts. Evidence typically includes testimony of witnesses, documents, photographs, items of damaged property, government records, videos and laboratory reports. Rules that are as strict as they are quirky and technical govern what types of evidence can be properly admitted as part of a trial. For example, the hearsay rule purports to prevent secondhand testimony of the " he said, she said" variety, but the existence of dozens of exceptions often means that hairsplitting lawyers can find a way to introduce such testimony into evidence. See also admissible evidence, inadmissible evidence.
  7. 7. That which makes clear or conclusive; proof; witness.

evidence - examples of usage

  1. I heard Mr. Laurenson's evidence about that, and I was rather surprised to hear that a 30s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 2536. You were going to offer me some evidence of that? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. That may be true, but I never heard it till I read it in this evidence; and I don't believe it is true. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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