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evidence

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈevɪdəns/ LAW
objects, documents, official statements, etc. that are used to prove something is true or not true, especially for legal or insurance purposes: evidence of/for sth Despite the claims, his insurance adjuster found no evidence of flood damage to his property.evidence against sb The defendant was released after the prosecutor failed to produce enough evidence against him.evidence that sth Is there any evidence that the employer has difficulty retaining staff? give/provide/present evidence Contractors must provide evidence of valid permits before they may begin any work.consider/examine/hear the evidence A jury has heard all the evidence in this case and rendered its decision. false/circumstantial/conflicting evidence admit/allow/accept evidence growing/mounting/increasing evidence
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