Definitions for: Evidence


[n] an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
[n] (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
[v] provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
[v] give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"
[v] provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ev"i*dence, n. [F. ['e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See
Evident.]
1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which
furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof;
the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our
senses; evidence of the truth or falsehood of a statement.

Faith is . . . the evidence of things not seen.
--Heb. xi. 1.

O glorious trial of exceeding love Illustrious
evidence, example high. --Milton.

2. One who bears witness. [R.] ``Infamous and perjured
evidences.'' --Sir W. Scott.

3. (Law) That which is legally submitted to competent
tribunal, as a means of ascertaining the truth of any
alleged matter of fact under investigation before it;
means of making proof; -- the latter, strictly speaking,
not being synonymous with evidence, but rather the effect
of it. --Greenleaf.

Circumstantial evidence, Conclusive evidence, etc. See
under Circumstantial, Conclusive, etc.

Crown's, King's, or Queen's evidence, evidence for the
crown. [Eng.]

State's evidence, evidence for the government or the
people. [U. S. ]

To turn King's, Queen's or State's evidence, to confess
a crime and give evidence against one's accomplices.

Syn: Testimony; proof. See Tesimony.


Ev"i*dence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evidenced; p, pr. &
vb. n. Evidencing.]
To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to
evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender. --Milton.

Synonyms: attest, certify, demonstrate, grounds, manifest, tell

See Also: abduce, adduce, argument, attestation, authenticate, bear witness, circumstantial evidence, cite, clew, clue, cogent evidence, condemn, corpus delicti, corroborating evidence, cue, direct evidence, discern, disproof, distinguish, evidence, exhibit, falsification, hearsay evidence, identification, indicant, indication, indirect evidence, info, inform, information, information, lead, make out, notarise, notarize, pick out, probable cause, proof, prove, recognise, recognize, record, reflect, refutation, show, sign, statement, state's evidence, symptom, tell apart, testify, testimonial, testimony, track, trail

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