rule of completeness

Definition of "rule of completeness"
  1. A legal procedure that allows a party to demand the inclusion of the remainder, or a larger portion, of a document or recorded statement that is being submitted as evidence by the other side in the case
How to use "rule of completeness" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney used the rule of completeness to present an entire recorded statement which was otherwise partial.
  2. In order to understand the full context of the email, the rule of completeness was invoked by the counselor.
  3. With respect to the rule of completeness, the judge allowed the rest of the recorded call as evidence in court.

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