ev·i·den·tia·ry /ˌe-və-'den-chə-rē, -chē-ˌer-ē/ adj
1: being, relating to, or affording evidence
photographs of evidentiary value
2: conducted so that evidence may be presented
an evidentiary hearing
ev·i·den·tia·ri·ly adv

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

index probative

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Forming evidence.

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

(1) Constituting evidence or having the quality of evidence. For example, someone's statement at the scene of a car wreck that one of the drivers was speeding has evidentiary value because it says something about how the accident happened. (2) Something that relates to the evidence in a particular case. For example, if a judge holds a hearing to decide whether or not a particular piece of evidence can be admitted at trial, that hearing might be called an evidentiary hearing.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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