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Definition of Evidence

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Evidence :

That which tends to prove the existence or nonexistence of some fact. It may consist of *testimony, *documentary evidence, *real evidence, and, when admissible, *hearsay evidence. The law of evidence comprises all the rules governing the presentation of facts and proof in proceedings before a court, including in particular the rules governing the *admissibility of evidence and the *exclusionary rules.

See also circumstantial evidence; conclusive evidence; direct evidence; extrinsic evidence; primary evidence; secondary evidence; video evidence.

The judicial function in the law of evidence

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The burden and standard of proof

There is a main entry about this section ( The burden and standard of proof ) in the Encyclopedia.

Character evidence I: character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character

There is a main entry about this section ( Character evidence I: character evidence generally; in civil cases; evidence of good character ) in the Encyclopedia.

Character evidence II: evidence of bad character

There is a main entry about this section ( Character evidence II: evidence of bad character ) in the Encyclopedia.

The rule against hearsay I: scope and working of the rule

There is a main entry about this section ( The rule against hearsay I: scope and working of the rule ) in the Encyclopedia.

The rule against hearsay II: common law and statutory exceptions

There is a main entry about this section ( The rule against hearsay II: common law and statutory exceptions ) in the Encyclopedia.

The rule against hearsay III: admissions and confessions

There is a main entry about this section ( The rule against hearsay III: admissions and confessions ) in the Encyclopedia.

The rule against hearsay IV: the accused’s denials and silence

There is a main entry about this section ( The rule against hearsay IV: the accused’s denials and silence ) in the Encyclopedia.

Opinion evidence

There is a main entry about this section ( Opinion evidence ) in the Encyclopedia.

Previous judgements as evidence

There is a main entry about this section ( Previous judgements as evidence ) in the Encyclopedia.

Public interest immunity and privilege I: public interest immunity

There is a main entry about this section ( Public interest immunity and privilege I: public interest immunity ) in the Encyclopedia.

Public interest immunity and privilege II: privilege

There is a main entry about this section ( Public interest immunity and privilege II: privilege ) in the Encyclopedia.

Witnesses; competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations

There is a main entry about this section ( Witnesses; competence and compellability; oaths and affirmations ) in the Encyclopedia.

Examination in chief

There is a main entry about this section ( Examination in chief ) in the Encyclopedia.

Cross-examination and beyond

There is a main entry about this section ( Cross-examination and beyond ) in the Encyclopedia.

Corroboration and suspect witness warnings

There is a main entry about this section ( Corroboration and suspect witness warnings ) in the Encyclopedia.

Documentary and real evidence

There is a main entry about this section ( Documentary and real evidence ) in the Encyclopedia.

Proof without evidence; formal admissions; judicial notice; presumptions

There is a main entry about this section ( Proof without evidence; formal admissions; judicial notice; presumptions ) in the Encyclopedia.

The Queen v Coke; The Queen v Littleton; Blackstone v Coke

There is a main entry about this section ( The Queen v Coke; The Queen v Littleton; Blackstone v Coke ) in the Encyclopedia.

Evidence Meaning

Evidence in Scottish Law

What a witness says in court. Also items such as documents, photographs or clothes.

Evidence in Arbitration Rules

In relation to arbitration rules and, more specifically, to Arbitral Proceedings in the arbitration law of the United Kingdom, the following is an overview of evidence.

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  • Article Name: Evidence
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Evidence In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Evidence : That which [...]

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