- that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
- something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
- Law. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
- to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest: He evidenced his approval by promising his full support.
- to support by evidence: He evidenced his accusation with incriminating letters.
- in evidence, plainly visible; conspicuous: The first signs of spring are in evidence.
Origin of evidence
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Examples from the Web for evidencing
All the while evidencing great exertion and concentration of effort.Vital Ingredient
Charles V. De Vet
They were interred in baskets, made of cane, curiously wrought, and evidencing great mechanic skill.Prehistoric Textile Art of Eastern United States
William Henry Holmes
Evidencing sincere repentance, he was permitted to rejoin the Society of Friends.Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers
Silvio A. Bedini
The presence of shells, evidencing an organic source of the material, has helped in the appeal to buyers.
These, he says, were considered in America "as evidencing a mutual friendship, to be as durable as the republics themselves."The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
- ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
- a mark or sign that makes evident; indicationhis pallor was evidence of ill health
- law matter produced before a court of law in an attempt to prove or disprove a point in issue, such as the statements of witnesses, documents, material objects, etcSee also circumstantial evidence, direct evidence
- turn queen's evidence, turn king's evidence or turn state's evidence (of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him in crime
- in evidence on display; apparent; conspicuousher new ring was in evidence
- to make evident; show clearly
- to give proof of or evidence for
Word Origin and History for evidencing
c.1300, "appearance from which inferences may be drawn," from Old French evidence, from Late Latin evidentia "proof," originally "distinction, clearness," from Latin evidentem (see evident).
Meaning "ground for belief" is from late 14c., that of "obviousness" is 1660s. Legal senses are from c.1500, when it began to oust witness. As a verb, from c.1600. Related: Evidenced; evidencing.