evidentiary

adjective

ev·​i·​den·​tia·​ry ˌe-və-ˈden-chə-rē How to pronounce evidentiary (audio)
-chē-ˌer-ē
1
: being, relating to, or affording evidence
photographs of evidentiary value
2
: conducted so that evidence may be presented
an evidentiary hearing

Examples of evidentiary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, this is a wholly separate trial, meaning there will be a different jury, witnesses and even evidentiary rulings. Eric Levenson, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 Judge Scott McAfee, who is presiding over the Trump election interference case, scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Feb. 15 to consider Roman's motion. Daniel Klaidman, CBS News, 2 Feb. 2024 The main takeaway during Monday’s evidentiary hearing: CMPD’s officers — or at least the two who testified — don’t know much about the technology or how it’s used. Ryan Oehrli, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 In addition, approximately a dozen additional subpoenas have been issued by Merchant, in addition to those issued to Willis and Wade, seeking testimony or documents at the upcoming evidentiary hearing, according to copies of the subpoenas obtained by ABC News. Olivia Rubin, ABC News, 31 Jan. 2024 The evidentiary hearing Monday is expected to include the testimony of 11 jurors from the original murder trial and Hill. Dakin Andone, CNN, 29 Jan. 2024 An evidentiary hearing on the motion is set for Feb. 15 in Atlanta. Will Steakin, ABC News, 25 Jan. 2024 But nine months after Michel was convicted on a sprawling white-collar criminal indictment, the pit-bull drama was one of the more harmless revelations from the three-day evidentiary hearing called by Kollar-Kotelly in mid-January. Michael Ames, Vulture, 24 Jan. 2024 Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing that case, has scheduled a Feb. 15 evidentiary hearing on Roman's claims. Holly Bailey and Amy Gardner The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of evidentiary was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Evidentiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evidentiary. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

evidentiary

adjective
ev·​i·​den·​tia·​ry ˌe-və-ˈden-chə-rē, -chē-ˌer-ē How to pronounce evidentiary (audio)
1
: being, relating to, or affording evidence
photographs of evidentiary value
2
: conducted so that evidence may be presented
an evidentiary hearing
evidentiarily adverb
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