independent source

noun

Legal Definition of independent source

1 : a source of evidence that is not connected with unlawful conduct which uncovers the same evidence
2 : a doctrine that permits use of evidence obtained independently of unlawful conduct which uncovers the same evidence or use of evidence that would have been inevitably discovered without the unlawful procedure that led to its discovery — compare fruit of the poisonous tree, inevitable discovery

Comments on independent source

What made you want to look up independent source? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

miscellaneous remnants or debris

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!