Definition of primary evidence in English:

primary evidence

Line breaks: pri|mary evi|dence


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