offer of proof

Definition of "offer of proof"
  1. An explanation made to a judge about how a proposed questioning method or physical evidence is relevant and can be lawfully used in court under evidence rules
How to use "offer of proof" in a sentence
  1. During the trial, the attorney made an offer of proof to validate the relevancy of his line of questioning.
  2. She had to construct an offer of proof to convince the judge about the relevance of the physical evidence.
  3. To clarify the admissibility of the documents, an offer of proof was made to the judge.

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