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cir·cum·stan·tial

 (sûr′kəm-stăn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or dependent on circumstances.
2. Of no primary significance; incidental.
3. Complete and particular; full of detail: a circumstantial report about the debate.
4. Full of ceremonial display.

cir′cum·stan′tial·ly adv.

circumstantial

(ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl)
adj
1. of or dependent on circumstances
2. fully detailed
3. incidental
ˌcircumˈstantiˈality n
ˌcircumˈstantially adv

cir•cum•stan•tial

(ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from circumstances.
2. unessential; incidental.
3. dealing with circumstances; detailed; particular.
4. pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
[1590–1600]
cir`cum•stan′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.circumstantial - fully detailed and specific about particulars; "a circumstantial report about the debate"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

circumstantial

adjective
1. indirect, contingent, incidental, inferential, presumptive, conjectural, founded on circumstances He was convicted on purely circumstantial evidence.
2. detailed, particular, specific The reasons for the project collapsing were circumstantial.

circumstantial

adjective
Characterized by attention to detail:
Translations

circumstantial

[ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃəl] ADJ [report, statement] → detallado
circumstantial evidence (Jur) → pruebas fpl circunstanciales

circumstantial

[ˌsɜːrkəmˈstænʃəl] adj [evidence] → indirect(e); [case] → fondé(e) sur des présomptions; [detail] → anecdotique

circumstantial

adj
(= detailed) report, statementausführlich, detailliert
(Jur) caseauf Indizienbeweisen beruhend; circumstantial evidenceIndizienbeweis m; the case against him is purely circumstantialsein Fall beruht allein auf Indizienbeweisen
(= secondary)nebensächlich

circumstantial

[ˌsɜːkəmˈstænʃl] adj (report, statement) → circostanziato/a, dettagliato/a
References in classic literature ?
In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial evidence on his trousers would have hanged him if it had been a capital offence.
They must be satisfied with the best circumstantial evidence.
Glegg heard a circumstantial narrative, to which Mr.
At any rate, there is enough circumstantial evidence against you in this book to warrant my taking the keenest interest in your future.
For the truth is, our dear friend Rebecca had given him a most circumstantial narration of Briggs's delight at receiving her money--eleven hundred and twenty-five pounds--and in what securities she had invested it; and what a pang Becky herself felt in being obliged to pay away such a delightful sum of money.
And if the ear-rings being found in Nikolay's hands at the very day and hour of the murder constitutes an important piece of circumstantial evidence against him--although the explanation given by him accounts for it, and therefore it does not tell seriously against him--one must take into consideration the facts which prove him innocent, especially as they are facts that /cannot be denied/.
In the fire-side narrative of Captain Sleet, entitled A Voyage among the Icebergs, in quest of the Greenland Whale, and incidentally for the re-discovery of the Lost Icelandic Colonies of Old Greenland; in this admirable volume, all standers of mast-heads are furnished with a charmingly circumstantial account of the then recently invented crow's-nest of the Glacier, which was the name of Captain Sleet's good craft.
Often, how louder and clearer than any tongue, does dumb circumstantial evidence speak.
It was granted that this was plenty good enough circumstantial evidence.
Under cover of this circumstantial narrative, to which Mrs.
He liked a bottle of wine and a good dinner, and having once been seen at the Cafe Royal with a lady who was very probably a near relation, was thenceforward supposed by generations of schoolboys to indulge in orgies the circumstantial details of which pointed to an unbounded belief in human depravity.
It is strong circumstantial evidence, I will admit, but it is not positive proof.