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.
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
lawmatter 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 evidenceorturn state's evidence(of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him in crime
in evidenceon display; apparent; conspicuousher new ring was in evidence