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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“Rule of completeness.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rule%20of%20completeness. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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