secondary evidence

secondary evidence

Evidence that is inferior to the primary or best evidence and that becomes admissible when the primary or best evidence is lost or inaccessible.

? Examples include a copy of a lost instrument and testimony regarding a lost instrument’s contents.

¡ª Also termed mediate evidence; mediate testimony; substitutionary evidence. See Fed. R. Evid. 1004. Cf. best evidence. [Cases: Evidence 157¨C187. C.J.S. Evidence ¡ì¡ì 1054¨C1131.]


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