rule of completeness
- 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
- The defense attorney used the rule of completeness to present an entire recorded statement which was otherwise partial.
- In order to understand the full context of the email, the rule of completeness was invoked by the counselor.
- With respect to the rule of completeness, the judge allowed the rest of the recorded call as evidence in court.