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Evidence not bearing directly on the fact in dispute but instead on an attendant circumstance, such as the defendant's blood type or shoe size, from which the judge or jury might infer the occurrence of the fact in dispute.
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indirect evidence that tends to establish a conclusion by inference. Compare direct evidence
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proof of facts offered as evidence from which other facts are to be inferred.
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|Noun||1.||circumstantial evidence - evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute|
evidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
direct evidence - evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute
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