Primary Evidence

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Meaning of Primary Evidence

That kind of evidence which, under every possible circumstance , affords the greatest certainty of the fact in question . A deed of land is a conspicuous instance of a document, which, if possible, must be produced as being the primary and best evidence of its existence and its contents. It is at the same time the direct and most convincing proof of its own being, and the most satisfactory evidence of its contents.

Primary Evidence Alternative Definition

The best evidence of which the case in its nature is susceptible. 3 Bouv. Inst, note 3053. See “Evidence.”

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Primary evidence in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of primary evidence.


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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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