Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Not pertinent, or germane, to the matter at hand or to any issue before the court. This is the most common objection raised by attorneys to questions asked or to answers given during testimony in a trial. For example, if A is charged with hitting B, evidence of A's honest nature would probably be irrelevant, but that evidence would be relevant if A is charged with embezzelment.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm