circumstantial evidence

noun

Definition of circumstantial evidence

  1. :  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

First Known Use of circumstantial evidence

1736


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