[ev-i-den-shuh l]

Origin of evidential

1600–10; < Latin ēvidenti(a) (see evidence) + -al1
Related formsev·i·den·tial·ly, adverbnon·ev·i·den·tial, adjectiveun·ev·i·den·tial, adjective
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Examples from the Web for evidentially

Historical Examples of evidentially

  • His book is evidentially valuable only to close the question.

    Devil-Worship in France

    Arthur Edward Waite

  • There had evidentially been not more than a half dozen of the monsters in the beginning.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars

    Garrett Putnam Serviss

  • Some objective, evidentially concurrent support and confirmation of the confession is required.

  • Evidentially in single combat with equal weapons he would have been a match for twenty of us.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars

    Garrett Putnam Serviss

  • Something must evidentially be done to satisfy his honour, and Francis I. unwillingly gave orders for the bombardment of Nice.

British Dictionary definitions for evidentially


  1. relating to, serving as, or based on evidence
Derived Formsevidentially, adverb
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