Presumptive Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Presumptive evidence refers to evidence which shows the existence of one fact by proof of the existence of others from which the first may be inferred. [State v. Kornstett, 62 Kan. 221, 228 (Kan. 1900)].

Presumptive evidence is that which is derived from circumstances which necessarily or usually attend a fact, as distinct from direct evidence or positive proof. Such evidence is not conclusive but subject to rebuttal or explanation. It is also called indirect or circumstantial evidence.