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circumstantial evidence

noun
1.
proof of facts offered as evidence from which other facts are to be inferred (contrasted with direct evidence).
Also called indirect evidence.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantial evidence

circumstantial evidence

noun
1.
indirect evidence that tends to establish a conclusion by inference Compare direct evidence
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