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.

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