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Canons of evidence

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 31, 2006

In Reply to: Canons of evidence posted by Gino on October 30, 2006

: I'm wondering how to properly explain the phrase "canons of evidence"

: it seems that it does exist. Thanks many, many

One of the meanings of canon is "rule," as in "rules and regulations." Canons of evidence are the rules governing what can and what cannot be used as evidence, and how evidence may be collected and preserved in order to be used in court.