cir·cum·stan·tial /ˌsər-kəm-'stan-chəl/ adj: belonging to, consisting in, or dependent on circumstances
cir·cum·stan·tial·ly adv

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

I adjective accessory, accuratus, additional, adscititious, apparent, by inference, collateral, conditional, conjectural, construable, contingent, deduced, extraneous, founded on circumstances, implicational, implicative, implicatory, incidental, inconclusive, indecisive, indicative, indicatory, indirect, inessential, inferential, insinuatory, insubstantial, likely, nonessential, ostensible, presumable, presumptive, probable, second rank, secondary, subsidiary, suggestive, unnecessary, verisimilar associated concepts: circumstantial errors, circumstantial evidence, circumstantial inference, corroborating evidence, inference II index coincidental, descriptive, fortuitous, incident, presumptive

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