Fleet-book evidence

noun
\ˈflēt-\

Definition of Fleet-book evidence 

British

: evidence usually documentary that is inadmissible because inherently unreliable

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History and Etymology for Fleet-book evidence

so called from the fact that books recording clandestine marriages in Fleet prison chapel, London, England, and in nearby houses were declared inadmissible as evidence in British courts

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