positive evidence


positive evidence
Direct proof of the fact or point in issue, as distinguished from circumstantial proof; proof that if believed, establishes the truth or falsity of a fact in issue and does not arise from a presumption.

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


positive evidence
Direct proof of the fact or point in issue, as distinguished from circumstantial proof; proof that if believed, establishes the truth or falsity of a fact in issue and does not arise from a presumption.

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  • positive evidence — The testimony of an eyewitness. Commonwealth v Webster, 59 Mass (5 Cush) 295. Testimony to the affirmative of a proposition, that is, that a certain event did occur in the sight or hearing of the witness, as distinguished from testimony in the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • evidence — ev·i·dence 1 / e və dəns, ˌdens/ n [Medieval Latin evidentia, from Latin, that which is obvious, from evident evidens clear, obvious, from e out of, from + videns, present participle of videre to see]: something that furnishes or tends to furnish …   Law dictionary

  • positive — Laid down, enacted, or prescribed. Express or affirmative. Direct, absolute, explicit. As to positive condition positive fraud positive proof positive servitude, see those titles @ positive evidence Direct evidence. Eye witness testimony. Direct… …   Black's law dictionary

  • positive — [[t]pɒ̱zɪtɪv[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ about n If you are positive about things, you are hopeful and confident, and think of the good aspects of a situation rather than the bad ones. Be positive about your future and get on… …   English dictionary

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • evidence — Any species of proof, or probative matter, legally presented at the trial of an issue, by the act of the parties and through the medium of witnesses, records, documents, exhibits, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Evidence — For other uses, see Evidence (disambiguation). Evidence in its broadest sense includes everything that is used to determine or demonstrate the truth of an assertion. Giving or procuring evidence is the process of using those things that are… …   Wikipedia

  • positive testimony — See positive evidence …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Evidence-based medicine — (EBM) aims to apply evidence gained from the scientific method to certain parts of medical practice. It seeks to assess the quality of evidencecite journal |author=Elstein AS |title=On the origins and development of evidence based medicine and… …   Wikipedia

  • Positive law — is a legal term that is sometimes understood to have more than one meaning. But in the strictest sense, it is law made by human beings, that is, Law actually and specifically enacted or adopted by proper authority for the government of an… …   Wikipedia


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