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A term used to describe information that is relevant to a determination of issues in any judicial proceeding so that such information can be properly considered by a judge or jury in making a decision.

Evidence is admissible if it is of such a character that the court is bound to accept it during the trial so that it may be evaluated by the judge or jury. Admissible evidence is the foundation of the deliberation process by which a court or jury decides upon a judgment or verdict.

The Federal Rules of Evidence regulate the admissibility of evidence in federal courts. State rules of evidence determine evidence that is admissible in state court proceedings.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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If so, then Beauvoir shows us that women's emancipation involves psychological and emotional questions as well as historical ones, and that the emotions involved cover the whole range, the baser, violent sensations which exist in inevitable relation with those that are more admissibly 'pleasurable' or even just 'admissible.'
Because CONC4 and P_MAN both have admissibly high [d.sub.i] values, we randomly chose CONC4 and imposed the prior constraint [f.sub.CONC4] [leq] 0.40.
Truth simpliciter, according to the supervaluationist, applies to a sentence just in case that sentence is true no matter how one admissibly precisifies any vague constituents of the sentence.
Regardless of how one (admissibly) precisifies the vague predicate "heap" there will always be some sharp cut-off point between being a heap and not being a heap, thus it is true simpliciter that, for some n, a pile of n grains is a heap and yet a pile of n-1 grains is not.