collateral fact

Definition of "collateral fact"
  1. A detail pertaining to the matter at hand that doesn't directly influence or form the basis of the case
How to use "collateral fact" in a sentence
  1. The prosecutor insisted on introducing the collateral fact of the defendant's prior interactions with the law, which was not actually relevant to the current case.
  2. The defense moved to strike the collateral fact brought up by the plaintiff as it bore no direct relevance to the current dispute.
  3. The judge ruled out the collateral fact about the previous business transactions of the accused as it did not have an immediate bearing on the fraud case.

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