affirmative proof

Such evidence of the truth of the matters asserted as tends to establish them, and this regardless of the character of the evidence offered. Jenkins v Hawkeye Commercial Men's Asso. 147 Iowa, 113, 124 NW 199.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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