ev·i·den·tia·ry | \ˌe-və-ˈden-chə-rē, -chē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of evidentiary 

1 : being, relating to, or affording evidence photographs of evidentiary value

2 : conducted so that evidence may be presented an evidentiary hearing

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Such hearings can cover a host of issues, including evidentiary and procedural matters. Fox News, "Ex-officer who killed Australian woman to appear in court," 8 May 2018 Whether that evidentiary showing prevails on a fuller record is not now necessary to decide. BostonGlobe.com, "Text: Federal judge’s ruling temporarily extends housing program for Hurricane Maria referees," 1 July 2018 This decision comes after Mill’s evidentiary hearing for his petition to retry his 2008 criminal trial on June 18. Jack Wisniewski, Fox News, "Meek Mill's request to overturn 2008 conviction denied," 28 June 2018 This vetting will include interrogatories, a public hearing and an evidentiary hearing. Allan Vought, The Aegis, "Bel Air water company seeks rate increase to recover new reservoir costs," 28 June 2018 The Justice Department won some evidentiary skirmishes, getting often-embarrassing internal AT&T documents admitted into the record. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, "How AT&T Beat the Government," 16 June 2018 Kilsheimer, who formerly worked for the Orlando Sentinel as a reporter, can fight the commission’s finding and ask for an evidentiary hearing before an administrative law judge or negotiate a resolution with the commission’s lawyer. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Former Apopka Mayor Kilsheimer faces ethics charge," 15 June 2018 That mine shaft turned out to be filled with evidentiary gold. Paul Larosa, CBS News, "Search for missing Marine wife "like finding a needle in a thousand haystacks”," 12 June 2018 She is scheduled to hear an evidentiary hearing in the case Monday. Mark Fazlollah, Philly.com, "Pa. high court: Judge Genece Brinkley to remain on Meek Mill case," 12 June 2018

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1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ev·i·den·tia·ry | \ˌe-və-ˈden-chə-rē, -chē-ˌer-ē \

Legal Definition of evidentiary 

1 : being, relating to, or affording evidence photographs of evidentiary value

2 : conducted so that evidence may be presented an evidentiary hearing

Other Words from evidentiary

evidentiarily adverb

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to reject or criticize sharply

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