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[mass noun] Evidence, such as the original of a document, that by its nature does not suggest that better evidence is available.
- ‘The panel acknowledge that in this respect they did not have primary evidence.’
- ‘I comment only that I do not find the distinction between primary evidence and corroboration helpful in this context.’
- ‘I advise you in the strongest terms, in the circumstances of this case, to guard against accepting hearsay evidence as primary evidence of fact.’
- ‘Whether this evidence was hearsay evidence or primary evidence depends on of what fact it is that the complaints were intended to be evidence.’
- ‘All other evidence is secondary to that primary evidence.’
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