circumstantial circumstantial  /ˌsɜr kəm ˈstæn tʃəl/


  • (adj) fully detailed and specific about particulars


  1. Reiman remains DU trustee after resigning from board committee

    The chairman of the University of Denver's board of trustees called a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission case against longtime board member Scott Reiman "circumstantial allegations" but nevertheless accepted his resignation from a key committee last week.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Malta rules out legal action against former EU Commissioner

    VALLETTA (Reuters) - Malta does not have enough evidence to start criminal proceedings against former EU Health Commissioner John Dalli in a bribery case, Malta's Police Commissioner Peter Paul Zammit said on Monday. Dalli resigned in October after OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud agency, said there was circumstantial evidence he was aware former assistant, Silvio Zammit, was seeking a bribe to arrange ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "It would be utopian to think of Uruguay's permanence at the summit ...... but we can believe in circumstantial results," he said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "We pieced together all the information we could get and we were able to feel comfortable with who did it," Waltrip said. "We don't know what it was. We just have circumstantial evidence that implicates a couple of guys, and they're no longer...
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Michael Waltrip Source:

  3. "Even in a court of law you can have ...... a preponderance of circumstantial evidence to convict somebody," Murphy said. "Now, maybe I'm wrong, but when you get enough stuff on a guy, you can make a decision and it's just really a...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Dale Murphy Source: USA Today

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