extrinsic evidence

Definition of "extrinsic evidence"
  1. Information outside a written contract that impacts its understanding, often involving the situations that led to the agreement or the declarations by the relevant parties, which may be considered if the contract's meaning is unclear
How to use "extrinsic evidence" in a sentence
  1. In their dispute, they turned to extrinsic evidence to decipher the contract's true intention.
  2. Because the language of the contract was vague, they sought extrinsic evidence to provide clarity.
  3. At the hearing, her attorney referred to extrinsic evidence to explain the context of the agreement.

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