Exclusion of Oral by Documentary Evidence and its exceptions

The provisions as to exclusion of oral by documentary evidence are based on the rule of 'best evidence'. Where the fact to be proved is embodied in a document, the document (primary or secondary evidence of it) is the best evidence of the fact. The maxim of law is whatever is in writing must be proved by the writing.
The provisions as to exclusion of oral by documentary evidence are based on the rule of 'best evidence'. Where the fact to be proved is embodied in a document, the document (primary or secondary evidence of it) is the best evidence of the fact. The maxim of law is whatever is in writing must be proved by the writing.
Ambiguity in documents

The provisions as to exclusion of oral by documentary evidence are based on the rule of 'best evidence'. Where the fact to be proved is embodied in a document, the document (primary or secondary evidence of it) is the best evidence of the fact. The maxim of law is whatever is in writing must be proved by the writing.


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