demonstrative evidence
demonstrative evidence see evidence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

demonstrative evidence
n.
Evidence composed of real objects that appeal directly to the senses, such as maps, charts, illustrations, or the weapon used in committing a crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


demonstrative evidence
Objects, pictures, models, and other devices used in a trial or hearing to demonstrate or explain facts that the party is trying to prove.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


demonstrative evidence
Evidence other than testimony that is presented during the course of a civil or criminal trial. Demonstrative evidence includes actual evidence (e.g., a set of bloody gloves from a murder scene) and illustrative evidence (e.g., photographs and charts).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


demonstrative evidence
Evidence other than testimony that is presented during the course of a civil or criminal trial. Demonstrative evidence includes actual evidence (e.g., a set of bloody gloves from a murder scene) and illustrative evidence (e.g., photographs and charts).

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

demonstrative evidence
n.
   actual objects, pictures, models and other devices which are supposedly intended to clarify the facts for the judge and jury: how an accident occurred, actual damages, medical problems, or methods used in committing an alleged crime. Many of these are not supposed to be actual evidence, but "aids" to understanding. A model of a knee or a photograph of an accident scene obviously helps, but color photos of an operation in progress or a bullet-riddled body can excite the passions of a jury. The borderline balance between legitimate aids and evidence intended to inflame a juror's emotions is in the hands of the trial judge.
   See also: evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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