Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] Law
Evidence, such as the original of a document, that by its nature does not suggest that better evidence is available.
- I advise you in the strongest terms, in the circumstances of this case, to guard against accepting hearsay evidence as primary evidence of fact.
- Whether this evidence was hearsay evidence or primary evidence depends on of what fact it is that the complaints were intended to be evidence.
- All other evidence is secondary to that primary evidence.
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