relevant
rel·e·vant /'re-lə-vənt/ adj
1: tending logically to prove or disprove a fact of consequence or to make the fact more or less probable and thereby aiding the trier of fact in making a decision
determined that the evidence was relevant; also: having a bearing on or reasonably calculated to lead to a matter that bears on any issue in a case for purposes of pretrial discovery see also relevant evidence at evidence
2: having significant and demonstrable bearing on facts or issues
was not a relevant case

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

relevant
I adjective ad rem spectare, admissible, affinitive, allied, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, cognate, compatible, concerning, conformant, conforming, congruent, congruous, connected, consentaneous, consistent, consonant, correlated, correspondent, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, important, material, pertaining to, pertinent, proper, referring to, related, relative, seasonable, suitable, tied in with, to the point, to the purpose associated concepts: relevant evidence, relevant question II index akin (germane), applicable, apposite, appropriate, congruous, correlative, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, important (significant), interrelated, material (important), pertinent, proper, related, suitable, valuable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


relevant
adj.
Closely connected or logically related to the matter at hand.
n.
relevance, relevancy

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


relevant
Having some reasonable connection with, and in regard to evidence in trial, having some value or tendency to prove a matter of fact significant to the case. A common objection to testimony or physical evidence is that it is irrelevant.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

relevant
adj.
   having some reasonable connection with, and in regard to evidence in trial, having some value or tendency to prove a matter of fact significant to the case. Commonly, an objection to testimony or physical evidence is that it is "irrelevant."
   See also: irrelevant, objection

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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