circumstantial evidence

noun
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of circumstantial evidence

: evidence that tends to prove a fact by proving other events or circumstances which afford a basis for a reasonable inference of the occurrence of the fact at issue

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1736

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legal Definition of circumstantial evidence

see evidence

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