rule of completeness

rule of com·plete·ness

Legal Definition of rule of completeness 

: a rule permitting a party to require introduction of the rest of or more of a document or recorded statement that is being used as evidence by the opposing party

Note: The rule of completeness applies when fairness demands consideration of the part of a document left out at the same time as the part that has been introduced.

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