rules of evidence
Standards governing whether evidence in a civil or criminal case is admissible.

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  • Rules of evidence — govern whether, when, how, and for what purpose proof of a case may be placed before a trier of fact for consideration. In the judicial systems of Canada and the United States, the trier of fact may be a judge or a jury, depending on the purpose… …   Wikipedia

  • Rules of Evidence — Rules of court which govern the admissibility of evidence at trials and hearings; e.g. Federal Rules of Evidence (applicable in U.S. district courts and federal bankruptcy courts); Uniform Rules of Evidence; Maine Rules of Evidence; California… …   Black's law dictionary

  • rules of evidence — Principles which express the mode or manner of proving the facts and circumstances upon which a party relies to establish a fact in dispute. Kring v Missouri, 107 US 221, 27 L Ed 506, 2 S Ct 443. Rules provided by statute or by the agency itself… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • rules of evidence — laws with regulate the methods for using proof in a court of law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Evidence — The Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) govern the admission of facts by which parties in the federal courts of the United States may prove their cases. They were the product of protracted academic, legislative, and judicial examination before they… …   Wikipedia

  • Federal Rules of Evidence — n. Rules governing the admission of evidence before U.S. district courts, U.S. magistrates, and bankruptcy court, which have been used as a model for rules of evidence by many states. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of …   Law dictionary

  • Federal Rules of Evidence — Rules which govern the admissibility of evidence at trials in the Federal District Courts and before U.S. Magistrates. Many states have adopted Evidence Rules patterned on these federal rules. See 28 U.S.C.A. No.No. 2072 2074 …   Black's 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

  • evidence — /ev i deuhns/, n., v., evidenced, evidencing. n. 1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof. 2. something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Evidence (law) — The law of evidence governs the use of testimony (e.g., oral or written statements, such as an affidavit) and exhibits (e.g., physical objects) or other documentary material which is admissible (i.e., allowed to be considered by the trier of fact …   Wikipedia

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