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adj. Law
Relating to, providing, or constituting evidence; evidentiary.

ev′i·den′tial·ly adv.


relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
ˌeviˈdentially adv


(ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)

noting, pertaining to, serving as, or based on evidence.
ev`i•den′tial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.evidential - serving as or based on evidence; "evidential signs of a forced entry"; "its evidentiary value"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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13) notes that most of the linguistic resources that he includes in this subsystem of ENGAGEMENT overlap "substantially" with those included in other approaches to the grammar of interpersonal relations such as truth functional approaches to modality (Lyons, 1977), evidentiality (Chafe, 1986), and hedging (Lakoff, 1972).
In languages using a grammatical system known as evidentiality, for example, it's impossible to make a statement without also revealing why you believe that it's true.
Document management systems will include records management systems but cannot substitute for them because of the special requirements of records for maintaining an audit trail for evidentiality.
we may consider direct discourse a particular kind of evidentiality marker, that is, a linguistic category that has the characteristic function of focusing on the truthfulness of what is reported .
Evidentials in Ryukyuan; the Shuri variety of Luchuan; a typological and theoretical study of grammatical evidentiality.
Evidentiality is a grammatical category specifying the source of the information described by the proposition.
Styles of stance in English: lexical and grammatical marking of evidentiality and affect.
The term evidentiality is not a clear one, not even its scope in research.
More to the point, -ts h o:nu: and -t h u: are morphemes expressing tense/ aspect/modality and evidentiality and are grammatical affixes.
The morphology, mostly verb morphology, of languages with grammatical evidentiality expresses the origin of information.