cumulative evidence

  1. evidence of which the parts reinforce one another, producing an effect stronger than any part by itself.

  2. Chiefly Law.

    • testimony repetitive of testimony given earlier.

    • evidence that confirms or adds to previous evidence.

Origin of cumulative evidence

First recorded in 1840–50

Words Nearby cumulative evidence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cumulative evidence in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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.

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

    True Detective Stories | Cleveland Moffett
  • It is the weight of a great mass of cumulative evidence which tells the tale.

British Dictionary definitions for cumulative evidence

cumulative evidence

  1. law additional evidence reinforcing testimony previously given

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