Meaning of EVIDENCE in English

EVIDENCE

n. & v.

n. 1 (often foll. by for, of) the available facts, circumstances, etc. supporting or otherwise a belief, proposition, etc., or indicating whether or not a thing is true or valid. 2 Law a information given personally or drawn from a document etc. and tending to prove a fact or proposition. b statements or proofs admissible as testimony in a lawcourt. 3 clearness, obviousness.

v.tr. be evidence of; attest. call in evidence Law summon (a person) as a witness. in evidence noticeable, conspicuous. Queen's (or King's or State's) evidence Law evidence for the prosecution given by a participant in or accomplice to the crime at issue.

[ ME f. OF f. L evidentia (as EVIDENT) ]

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