competent evidence
competent evidence see evidence

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

competent evidence
n.
Evidence that is admissible because it is material and relevant.

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


competent evidence
Legally admissible evidence. Competent evidence tends to prove the matter in dispute. In a murder trial, for example, competent evidence might include the murder weapon with the defendant's fingerprints on it.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


competent evidence
Information that proves a point at issue in a lawsuit.

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


competent evidence
Information that proves a point at issue in a lawsuit.

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