substantial evidence

substantial evidence
substantial evidence see evidence

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

substantial evidence
n.
Evidence adequate to support the proposition for which it is offered.

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

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  • substantial — substantial, substantive Substantial is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable and substantive with the stress on the first syllable or occasionally the second. Both words mean ‘having substance’, but substantial is the word in general …   Modern English usage

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