primary evidence
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Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

primary evidence
n.
The best and most important evidence in a case.

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


primary evidence
An authentic document or item that is offered as proof in a lawsuit, as contrasted with a copy of, or substitute for, the original.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


primary evidence
An authentic document or item that is offered as proof in a lawsuit, as contrasted with a copy of, or substitute for, the original.

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

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