Simple Definition of circumstantial
law : based on information which suggests that something is true but does not prove that it is true
: providing or including the details of a particular situation or event
Full Definition of circumstantial
circumstantialityplay \-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun
circumstantiallyplay \-ˈstan(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of circumstantial in a sentence
The evidence is purely circumstantial.
The case against him is circumstantial.
a circumstantial account of the meeting
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Legal Definition of circumstantial
: belonging to, consisting in, or dependent on circumstances
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