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cumulative evidence

evidence of which the parts reinforce one another, producing an effect stronger than any part by itself.
Chiefly Law.
  1. testimony repetitive of testimony given earlier.
  2. evidence that confirms or adds to previous evidence.
Origin of cumulative evidence
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cumulative evidence
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  • His eyes had searched for the date line to use as cumulative evidence, but they had remained fastened to one story.

    Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
  • What follows, moreover, is cumulative evidence towards the same conclusion.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • And he learns it so late, because it is a matter of cumulative experience upon which cumulative evidence is lacking.

    The Rhythm of Life Alice Meynell
  • And he learns it so late, because it is a matter of cumulative experience upon which cumulative evidence is long lacking.

    Essays Alice Meynell
  • The appreciation of their value, either taken singly or in the way of cumulative evidence, is submitted to the reader.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • It is only natural, therefore, that his cumulative evidence from history and fable and gossip should be well presented.

    The Little Cryptogram J. Gilfin Pyle
  • To such objectors, cumulative evidence regarding facts out of their own mental horizon is useless.

  • It is the weight of a great mass of cumulative evidence which tells the tale.

  • A further search of the house brought to light two sets of burglars' tools, which served as cumulative evidence.

    True Detective Stories Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for cumulative evidence

cumulative evidence

(law) additional evidence reinforcing testimony previously given
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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