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indirect evidence

n.
Circumstantial evidence.
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cir′cumstan′tial ev′idence


n.
proof of facts offered as evidence from which other facts are to be inferred.
[1730–40]
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Noun1.indirect 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"
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These two breeds, moreover, have become so much modified, that if we had no historical or indirect evidence regarding their origin, it would not have been possible to have determined from a mere comparison of their structure with that of the rock-pigeon, whether they had descended from this species or from some other allied species, such as C.
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The counsel contended that the police arrested him on Aug 1, 2015 and implicated him under Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and 202 (intentional omission to give information of offence by person bound to inform) of the Pakistan Penal Code for allegedly helping the killers of Perween Rahman though there was no direct or indirect evidence available to connect him with the alleged offences.
In case the investigation finds direct or indirect evidence that he [Atambayev] was involved in some crimes, he may face criminal prosecution," Damir Saginbayev suggested.
According to it, Russia has obtained indirect evidence of US ties to Daesh.
This is indirect evidence that under the previous authorities the electoral lists were bloated.
However, recent studies have suggested that the island's early settlers made the first landfall as early as 5000 years BP, based on indirect evidence from animal bones with damage (cutmarks) presumably resulting from human activity.
There are several reasons to believe this issue will be big: (1) the issue of misconduct was more prevalent in GMP labs and manufacturing than anyone would have believed; (2) there is already indirect evidence that misconduct is widespread in research labs; (3) systematic controls to prevent misconduct are less rigorous in research than in GMP-regulated QC labs; (4) research labs are less likely to be inspected than their GMP counterparts; and (5) research labs have similar motives to GMP-regulated QC labs and manufacturers.
Based on evidence from the review and indirect evidence, the WPSI recommends screening women for urinary incontinence annually.
The researchers found further, indirect evidence of ticks parasitising dinosaurs in Deinocroton draculi, or "Dracula's terrible tick," belonging to a newly-described extinct group of ticks.
Two of the Dracula ticks provided additional indirect evidence of these parasites feeding on dinosaurs.