Results for evidence

Definitions of evidence:

part of speech: noun

That which makes evident: proof or testimony: a witness: in law, that which is legally submitted to a competent tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it: evidence may be either written or parole, direct or circumstantial; written evidence consists of records, deeds, affidavits, and other writings; parole or oral evidence is that rendered by witnesses personally appearing in court and sworn to the truth of what they depose; direct evidence is that of a person who has been an eye- witness to a fact; circumstantial evidence consists of many concurrent circumstances leading to an inference or conviction: one who or that which supplies evidence; a witness; an evident; as, " Infamous and perjured evidences."- Sir W. Scott ( Rare.)- KING'S or STATE'S EVIDENCE, in criminal law, evidence given by an accomplice, when the ordinary evidence is defective, on the understanding that he himself shall go free for his share of the crime: testimony is the evidence given by one witness, evidence is the testimony of one or many; we say the united testimonies, but the whole evidence.

part of speech: noun

Proof; testimony.

part of speech: noun

A witness; that which enables the mind to see truth; proof; testimony; certainty.

part of speech: verb

To prove; to show; to make clear to the mind.

part of speech: verb transitive

To render evident: to prove.

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