circumstantial evidence

Definition of "circumstantial evidence"
  1. Evidence that infers a fact indirectly, rather than proving it directly, often used alongside other pieces of evidence to establish proof beyond reasonable doubt
How to use "circumstantial evidence" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution used the suspect's suspicious activity as circumstantial evidence to suggest a motive.
  2. Despite the lack of direct witnesses, the circumstantial evidence pointed strongly towards the defendant's guilt.
  3. The defense argued that the circumstantial evidence did not prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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