admissible evidence


admissible evidence
As applied to evidence, the term means that the evidence introduced is of such a character that the court or judge is bound to receive it; that is, allow it to be introduced at trial. To be "admissible" evidence must be relevant, and, inter alia, to be "relevant" it must tend to establish material proposition. Smith v. State, Alaska, 431 P.2d 507, 509.
Admissibility of evidence in federal courts is governed by Federal Rules of Evidence. Many states have similar evidence rules for their trial courts.
- relevant evidence

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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