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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section III. Materials for Reasoning

467. Evidence [On One Side.]

   NOUN:EVIDENCE; facts, premises, data, præcognitum (pl. præcognita), grounds; indication [See Indication]; criterion (test) [See Experiment].
  TESTIMONY, testification; attestation; affirmation, declaration; deposition [See Affirmation]; examination.
  AUTHORITY, warrant, credential, diploma, voucher, certificate, docket; testamur [L.]; record [See Record]; muniments; document; pièce justificative [F.]; deed, warranty (security) [See Security]; autograph, handwriting, signature, seal (identification) [See Indication]; exhibit; citation, reference, quotation; admission (assent) [See Assent].
  WITNESS, indicator, eyewitness, earwitness, deponent; sponsor; cojuror, oath-helper [hist.], compurgator [hist.].
  EVIDENCE IN CHIEF; oral -, documentary -, hearsay -, external -, extrinsic -, internal -, intrinsic -, circumstantial -, cumulative -, ex parte [L.] -, presumptive -, collateral -, constructive- evidence; proof (demonstration) [See Demonstration]; finger print, thumb print.
  SECONDARY EVIDENCE; confirmation, corroboration, support; ratification (assent) [See Assent]; authentication; compurgation [hist.], wager of law [hist.], comprobation [obs.].
  WRIT, summons (lawsuit) [See Council].
   VERB:BE EVIDENCE &c. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate (denote) [See Indication]; imply, involve, argue, bespeak, breathe.
  HAVE WEIGHT, carry weight; tell, speak volumes; speak for itself (manifest) [See Manifestation].
  REST UPON, depend upon; repose on.
  BEAR WITNESS &c. n.; give evidence &c. n.; testify, depose, witness, vouch for; sign, seal, undersign, set one’s hand and seal, sign and seal, deliver as one’s act and deed, certify, attest; acknowledge (assent) [See Assent].
  CONFIRM, make absolute, ratify, corroborate, indorse or endorse, countersign, support, bear out, vindicate, uphold, warrant.
  ADDUCE, attest, evidence, cite, quote; refer to, appeal to; call, call to witness; bring forward, bring on, bring into court; allege, plead; produce -, confront- witnesses; collect -, bring together -, rake up- evidence.
  ESTABLISH; have -, make out- a case; authenticate, circumstantiate, substantiate, verify, make good, quote chapter and verse; bring home to, bring to book, bring off.
   ADJECTIVE:EVIDENTIAL; showing &c. v.; indicative, indicatory; deducible [See Demonstration]; grounded on, founded on, based on; first-hand, authentic, verificative, verifiable, veridical, cumulative, corroborative, confirmatory; significant, weighty, overwhelming, damning, conclusive.
  oral, documentary, hearsay &c. (evidence in chief) n.
   ADVERB:BY INFERENCE; according to, witness, a fortiori [L.]; still more, still less; raison de plus [F.]; in corroboration of &c. n.; valeat quantum [L.]; under seal, under one’s hand and seal; at first hand, at second hand.
  1. Dictum de dicto.
  2. Where are the evidence that do accuse me?—Richard III
  3. We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.—George Henry Lewes
  4. Litigious terms, fat contentions, and flowing fees.—Milton
  5. I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against an whole people.—Burke
  6. Still you keep o’ the windy side of the law.—Twelfth Night
  7. Oh Sammy, Sammy, vy worn’t there a alleybi!—Dickens
  8. A dog’s obeyed in office.—King Lear