Fleet-book evidence


: evidence usually documentary that is inadmissible because inherently unreliable

Word History


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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“Fleet-book evidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fleet-book%20evidence. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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