circumstantial evidence

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Origin of circumstantial evidence

First recorded in 1730–40
Also called indirect evidence.
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British Dictionary definitions for circumstantial evidence

circumstantial evidence

noun
  1. indirect evidence that tends to establish a conclusion by inferenceCompare direct evidence
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