Circumstantial Evidence ( noun ) – Evidence of one fact that implies another. Circumstantial evidence is evidence that is not direct evidence to prove a fact in issue but the proof of one fact that, once established, makes more likely the proof of a different fact. Circumstantial evidence alone may be sufficient to establish liability in a civil case or guilt in a criminal trial, but the evidence must still be sufficient to meet the burden of proof.

Also see Admissible Evidence, and Inadmissible Evidence