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[ev-i-duh ns] /ˈɛv ɪ dəns/
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.
verb (used with object), evidenced, evidencing.
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
1250-1300; Middle English (noun) < Middle French < Latin ēvidentia. See evident, -ence
Related forms
counterevidence, noun
preevidence, noun
reevidence, verb (used with object), reevidenced, reevidencing.
superevidence, noun
unevidenced, adjective
well-evidenced, adjective
3. information, deposition, affidavit. 4. demonstrate.
Synonym Study
3.Evidence, exhibit, testimony, proof refer to information furnished in a legal investigation to support a contention. Evidence is any information so given, whether furnished by witnesses or derived from documents or from any other source: Hearsay evidence is not admitted in a trial. An exhibit in law is a document or article that is presented in court as evidence: The signed contract is Exhibit A. Testimony is usually evidence given by witnesses under oath: The jury listened carefully to the testimony. Proof is evidence that is so complete and convincing as to put a conclusion beyond reasonable doubt: proof of the innocence of the accused. Unabridged
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  • Even Miss Elting had frequently shaken her head, evidencing her hopelessness of the girls ever accomplishing anything at the game.

  • All the while evidencing great exertion and concentration of effort.

    Vital Ingredient Charles V. De Vet
  • These victories of the Catholics, slight in themselves, were powerful as evidencing the direction of governmental policies.

    The War Upon Religion Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • These, he says, were considered in America "as evidencing a mutual friendship, to be as durable as the republics themselves."

  • The record of these facts is of some moment as evidencing that the scheme of the Synthetic Philosophy took definite shape in 1857.

  • At any rate, it will give me an opportunity of recalling myself to your memory, and of evidencing my esteem for you.

  • A deep hectic glow on each cheek, and a slight difficulty in respiration only evidencing her intense emotion.

    The Bunsby papers John Brougham
  • In a short time both banks became visible, both flat and evidencing the labour of human hands by their extreme neatness.

    Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • I assume that in this demonstration you are evidencing your loyalty and fidelity to the Government of which we are all citizens.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • All through the valley of the Great Salt Lake there are salt and alkaline deposits, evidencing the former presence of water.

British Dictionary definitions for evidencing


ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
a mark or sign that makes evident; indication: his 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, etc See also circumstantial evidence, direct evidence
turn queen's evidence, turn king's evidence, 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; conspicuous: her new ring was in evidence
verb (transitive)
to make evident; show clearly
to give proof of or evidence for
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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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