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Georgia Code - Evidence - Title 24, Section 24-1-1

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As used in this title, the term:

(1) 'Competent evidence' means evidence which is admissible.

(2) 'Cumulative evidence' means evidence which is additional to other evidence already obtained.

(3) 'Direct evidence' means evidence which immediately points to the question at issue.

(4) 'Indirect evidence' or 'circumstantial evidence' means evidence which only tends to establish the issue by proof of various facts, sustaining by their consistency the hypothesis claimed.

(5) 'Preponderance of evidence' means that superior weight of evidence upon the issues involved, which, while not enough to free the mind wholly from a reasonable doubt, is yet sufficient to incline a reasonable and impartial mind to one side of the issue rather than to the other.

(6) 'Presumptive evidence' means evidence which consists of inferences drawn by human experience from the connection of cause and effect and from observations of human conduct.

(7) 'Sufficient evidence' means evidence which is satisfactory for the purpose.

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