rule of evidence
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|Noun||1.||rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved|
best evidence rule - a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
estoppel - a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
exclusionary rule - a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct
fruit of the poisonous tree - a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
hearsay rule - a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness
parol evidence rule - a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract
res ipsa loquitur - a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
res gestae - rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule
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