bad character

Absence of moral virtue; the predominance of evil habits in a person. In law of evidence, such character may be shown to affect credibility of witness by introduction of record of convictions for crimes or by reputation. Fed.Evid.R. 608, 609

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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