admissible evidence

admissible evidence
noun acceptable evidence, creditable evidence, legal evidence, permissible evidence

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

admissible evidence
Evidence that is proper to admit at trial because it is relevant to the matter at hand. See also admit, evidence

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

admissible evidence
The evidence that a trial judge may allow in at a trial for the judge or jury to consider in reaching a decision. Evidence is admitted or deemed inadmissible based on the applicable rules of evidence in the place where the case is being heard. The basic rules of evidence are the same in almost all jurisdictions. There are also both federal and military rules.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

admissible evidence
n. Evidence permitted by the law to be considered by a judge or jury in deciding the merits of an action. Only admissible evidence may be considered, but the judge has the discretion to exclude admissible evidence from his or the jury's consideration. For example, cumulative evidence, or evidence whose probative value is outweighed by the risk of confusing the issues to be decided, may be excluded.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

admissible evidence
Evidence that can be legally and properly introduced in a civil or criminal trial.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

admissible evidence
   evidence which the trial judge finds is useful in helping the trier of fact (a jury if there is a jury, otherwise the judge), and which cannot be objected to on the basis that it is irrelevant, immaterial, or violates the rules against hearsay and other objections. Sometimes the evidence which a person tries to introduce has little relevant value (usually called probative value) in determining some fact, or prejudice from the jury's shock at gory details may outweigh that probative value. In criminal cases the courts tend to be more restrictive on letting the jury hear such details for fear they will result in "undue prejudice." Thus, the jury may only hear a sanitized version of the facts in prosecutions involving violence.
   See also: evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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