Evidence Definitions for Land Surveyors

evidence—That which is legally submitted to a competent tribunal as means of ascertaining the truth of any alleged matter of fact under investigation before it; means of making proof; medium of proof.

evidence, aliunde—Evidence from outside or from another source. Evidence, circumstantial—Evidence which depends upon a presumption or inference that proves a fact by proving another. Also called “indirect evidence.”

Evidence, direct—Evidence that proves a fact directly without presumption or inference.

evidence, extrinsic-1Evidence other than the written word itself. 2 Evidence not contained in the deed, but offered to clear up an ambiguity found to exist when applying the description to the ground.

evidence, heresy—Evidence which someone hears someone else say. Hearsay evidence is generally not admissible evidence, except in the case of what a deceased person has said or to prove a contradiction.

evidence, real—Evidence consisting of material objects such as physical monuments.

evidence, secondary—Evidence that is inferior to primary evidence.

evidencing of title—See title, evidencing of.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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