after-discovered evidence

after-discovered evidence (newly-discovered evidence)

n. evidence found by a losing party after a trial has been completed and judgment (or criminal conviction) given. If the evidence absolutely could not have been discovered, it may be considered on a motion for a new trial. (See: evidence, writ of coram nobis)

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