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[ev-i-den-shuh-ree] /ˌɛv ɪˈdɛn ʃə ri/
Law. pertaining to or constituting evidence.
Origin of evidentiary
1800-10; < Latin ēvidenti(a) evidence + -ary
Related forms
nonevidentiary, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The pair hugged, snapped some evidentiary photographs and buried offerings in the snow.
  • Not much, if at all, evidentiary support is necessary in doing so.
  • Perfectly reasonable, scientific, evidentiary article.
  • Statistics can be presented as evidence and, in reality, have no evidentiary value whatsoever.
  • Following a two-day evidentiary hearing a judge denied his claim of innocence.
  • Which incidentally is evidentiary of excessive promotion of anticipatory gains from positions relevant to this economic cycle.
  • No definitive data exist, he says, but the majority of the extant evidentiary scraps support their side.
  • Think an intense evidentiary hearing replete with expert witnesses on pretrial publicity.
  • Factual findings are substantially less important when such a standard governs, because no evidentiary support is necessary.
  • The historic question demands more specific evidentiary care than that exhibited in his review.

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