parol evidence

parol evidence
parol evidence see evidence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

parol evidence
n.
Verbal or spoken evidence; spoken testimony by a witness.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


parol evidence
Parol refers to verbal expressions or words. Verbal evidence, such as the testimony of a witness at trial.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


parol evidence
I
Parol refers to verbal expressions or words. Verbal evidence, such as the testimony of a witness at trial.
II Oral or verbal evidence; evidence given by word of mouth in court.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • parol evidence — Oral or verbal evidence; that which is given by word of mouth; the ordinary kind of evidence given by witnesses in court. In a particular sense, and with reference to contracts, deeds, wills, and other writings, parol evidence is the same as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • parol evidence — The oral or verbal testimony of a witness. See 3 Bl Comm 369. Precisely, evidence of matters not contained in the writing, whether oral utterance or other writing, offered as proof of terms and conditions of a contract in writing. 30 Am J2d Ev §… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parol evidence rule — n: a rule of document interpretation: parol evidence offered to contradict or modify a writing (as a contract or will) is not admissible when the writing is unambiguous or was intended to be a final expression of the author s wishes Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Parol evidence rule — The parol evidence rule is the legal application of a rule of evidence in contract cases that prevents a party to a written contract from contradicting (or sometimes adding to) the terms of the contract by seeking the admission of evidence… …   Wikipedia

  • parol evidence rule — The rule which excludes evidence of prior or contemporaneous oral agreements which would vary a written contract. Garrett v Ellison, 93 Utah 184, 72 P2d 449, 129 ALR 666. The rule that the intention of the parties as evidenced by the legal import …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parol evidence rule — noun a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract • Hypernyms: ↑rule of evidence …   Useful english dictionary

  • parol — par·ol 1 / par əl/ n [Anglo French, speech, talk, from Old French parole]: an oral declaration or statement where the evidence of the gift rests in parol Matter of Cohn, 176 N.Y.S. 225 (1919) (dissent) parol 2 adj 1: executed or made by word of… …   Law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • Parol — Pa*rol , a. Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal; as, parol evidence. [1913 Webster] {Parol arrest} (Law), an arrest in pursuance of a verbal order from a magistrate. {Parol contract} (Law), any contract… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parol arrest — Parol Pa*rol , a. Given or done by word of mouth; oral; also, given by a writing not under seal; as, parol evidence. [1913 Webster] {Parol arrest} (Law), an arrest in pursuance of a verbal order from a magistrate. {Parol contract} (Law), any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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