indirect evidence
noun Date: 1824 evidence that establishes immediately collateral facts from which the main fact may be inferred ; circumstantial evidence

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  • indirect evidence — see evidence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indirect evidence …   Law dictionary

  • Indirect evidence — Indirect In di*rect , a. [Pref. in not + direct: cf. F. indirect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road. [1913 Webster] 2. Not tending to an aim,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indirect evidence — noun evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute • Syn: ↑circumstantial evidence • Ant: ↑direct evidence (for: ↑circumstantial evidence) • Topics: ↑law, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • indirect evidence — Evidence of value and weight because of the presumptions and inferences arising therefrom. See circumstantial evidence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • indirect evidence — Such evidence which only tends to establish the issue by proof of various facts sustaining by their consistency the hypothesis claimed. It consists of both inferences and presumptions. Proof of collateral circumstances, from which a fact in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indirect evidence — Such evidence which only tends to establish the issue by proof of various facts sustaining by their consistency the hypothesis claimed. It consists of both inferences and presumptions. Proof of collateral circumstances, from which a fact in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indirect evidence. — See circumstantial evidence. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • indirect evidence — in′direct ev′idence n. law circumstantial evidence • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • indirect evidence — /ɪndəˌrɛkt ˈɛvədəns/ (say induh.rekt evuhduhns) noun → circumstantial evidence …   Australian English dictionary

  • indirect evidence. — See circumstantial evidence. [1815 25] …   Useful english dictionary

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