secondary evidence

Definition of "secondary evidence"
  1. Evidence that is indirect or not as powerful, used when the primary or more direct evidence cannot be presented
How to use "secondary evidence" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution used secondary evidence to make their case since the original documents were destroyed in a fire.
  2. If the eyewitness is unavailable, the court might have to rely on secondary evidence to reach a verdict.
  3. To support their argument, the defense presented secondary evidence, including emails and phone records.

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