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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