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primary evidence Line breaks: pri|mary evi|dence

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Definition of primary evidence in English:


[mass noun] Law
Evidence, such as the original of a document, that by its nature does not suggest that better evidence is available.
Example sentences
  • 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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