scintilla of evidence


scintilla of evidence
n.
A very insignificant or small particle of evidence tending to support an issue, which is nevertheless enough to allow the matter to go to the jury.

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

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  • scintilla of evidence — piece of evidence, item of evidence, item of proof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scintilla of evidence — The least particle of evidence, a mere trifle of evidence. Offutt v Columbian Exposition, 175 Ill 472, 476, 51 NE 651 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • scintilla of evidence rule — /sintila av evadans/ A spark of evidence. A metaphorical expression to describe a very insignificant or trifling item or particle of evidence; used in the statement of the common law rule that if there is any evidence at all in a case, even a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • scintilla — scin·til·la /sin ti lə/ n: a small trace or barely perceptible amount of something (as evidence supporting a position) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. scintilla …   Law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • scintilla — [[t]sɪntɪ̱lə[/t]] QUANT: with brd neg, QUANT of n uncount (emphasis) If you say that there is not a scintilla of evidence, hope, or doubt about something, you are emphasizing that there is none at all. [LITERARY] He says there is not a scintilla… …   English dictionary

  • scintilla — noun (singular) not a scintilla of truth/evidence etc not even the smallest amount of truth etc: There isn t a scintilla of evidence to prove it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • scintilla — scin|til|la [sınˈtılə] n [singular ] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: spark ] a very small amount of something scintilla of ▪ There isn t a scintilla of evidence to prove it …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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