substantive evidence

substantive evidence
substantive evidence see evidence

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

substantive evidence
n.
Evidence offered to prove a fact at issue in a trial, as opposed to character evidence about a witness.

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

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  • substantive — 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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