best evidence rule

noun

: a rule of evidence: in order to prove what is said or pictured in a writing, recording, or photograph the original must be provided unless the original is lost, destroyed, or otherwise unobtainable

called also original writing rule

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“Best evidence rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/best%20evidence%20rule. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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