best evidence


best evidence
The best proof obtainable under existing circumstances; the most superior, as contrasted with any other form of, proof that the party can offer. 29 Am J2d Ev § 448.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • best evidence — Primary evidence, as distinguished from secondary; original, as distinguished from substitutionary; the best and highest evidence of which the nature of the case is susceptible, not the highest or strongest evidence which the nature of the thing… …   Black's law dictionary

  • best evidence rule — n: a rule of evidence: in order to prove what is said or pictured in a writing, recording, or photograph the original must be provided unless the original is lost, destroyed, or otherwise unobtainable – called also original writing rule; Merriam… …   Law dictionary

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  • best evidence rule — Rule which requires that best evidence available be presented in lieu of less satisfactory evidence. People v. Banks, Colo.App., 655 P.2d 1384, 1387. This rule prohibits the introduction into evidence of secondary evidence unless it is shown that …   Black's law dictionary

  • best evidence rule — Rule which requires that best evidence available be presented in lieu of less satisfactory evidence. People v. Banks, Colo.App., 655 P.2d 1384, 1387. This rule prohibits the introduction into evidence of secondary evidence unless it is shown that …   Black's law dictionary

  • best evidence rule — The rule of evidence that the best evidence of which the case in its nature is susceptible and which is within the power of the party to produce, or is capable of being produced, must be adduced in proof of every disputed fact. Lego v Olson, 110… …   Ballentine's law dictionary


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