incompetent evidence
Evidence that is inadmissible because it's irrelevant or immaterial to the issues in the lawsuit. See also: inadmissible evidence
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


incompetent evidence
n. Evidence that is not admissible.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


incompetent evidence
Probative matter that is not admissible in a legal proceeding; evidence that is not admissible under the Federal Rules of Evidence. That which the law does not allow to be presented at all, or in connection with a particular matter, due to lack of originality, a defect in the witness or the document, or due to the nature of the evidence in and of itself.

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


incompetent evidence
Probative matter that is not admissible in a legal proceeding; evidence that is not admissible under the federal rules of evidence. That which the law does not allow to be presented at all, or in connection with a particular matter, due to lack of originality, a defect in the witness or the document, or due to the nature of the evidence in and of itself.

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

incompetent evidence
n.
   testimony, documents or things which one side attempts to present as evidence during trial, which the court finds (usually after objection by the opposition) are not admissible because they are irrelevant or immaterial to the issues in the lawsuit. Thus, trial lawyers often object with: "incompetent, irrelevant and immaterial," figuring that covers the waterfront of most objections.
   See also: incompetent, objection

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • incompetent — in·com·pe·tent 1 /in käm pə tənt/ adj 1: not legally qualified: as a: lacking legal capacity (as because of age or mental deficiency) b: incapable due to mental or physical condition compare competent c …   Law dictionary

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