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Evidence is testimony or documentation presented by either party to the judge or jury to support their argument and persuade them to rule in their favor.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
evidence (noun)
a) an outward sign - indication
b) something that furnishes proof - testimony , specifically something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter
one who bears witness , especially one who voluntarily confesses a crime and testifies for the prosecution against his accomplices
evidence (verb)
transitive verb
to offer evidence of - prove evince show
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
evidence (noun)
something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim
attestation, confirmation, corroboration, documentation, evidence, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, voucher, witness
(the) goods; certificate, document, exhibit; demonstration, illustration; authentication, identification, manifestation, verification
rebuttal, refutation; accusation, allegation, charge; assumption, conjecture, guess, presumption, surmise, suspicion
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