offer of proof

Presenting evidence for admission or for a ruling upon admissibility. A formal offer by a party of proof, showing what testimony he proposes to adduce, and, when necessary, his intention to prove other facts which will render the evidence relevant or competent. Advising the court of the purpose for which apparently irrelevant or incompetent evidence is offered. Chambers v Minneapolis, St. Paul & S. Ste. M. R. Co. 37 ND 377, 163 NW 824, 954. The offer of testimony of a witness ruled incompetent by the trial court or of evidence ruled inadmissible by the trial court, such being an offer for the record, sometimes known as an avowal, the purpose being to present a good record on appeal by preserving the error in an adequate form. 53 Am J1st Trial § 99.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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