/relavansiy/ Applicability to the issue joined. That quality of evidence which renders it properly applicable in determining the truth and falsity of the matters in issue between the parties to a suit. Two facts are said to be relevant to each other when so related that according to the common course of events, one either taken by itself or in connection with other facts, proves or renders probable the past, present, or future existence or non-existence of the other. Relevancy is that which conduces to the proof of a pertinent hypothesis; a pertinent hypothesis being one which, if sustained, would logically influence the issue. Hampton v. State, 126 Tex.Cr.R. 211, 70 S.W.2d 1001.
Relevant evidence is such evidence as relates to, or bears directly upon, the point or fact in issue, and proves or has a tendency to prove the proposition alleged; evidence which conduces to prove a pertinent theory in a case. It does not mean evidence addressed with positive directness to the point but that which according to the common course of events either taken by itself or in connection with other facts, proves or renders probable the past, present or future existence or nonexistence of the other.
Relevancy of evidence refers to its probative value in relation to the purpose for which it is offered. Vine Street Corp. v. City of Council Bluffs, Iowa, 220 N.W.2d 860, 863.
Term describes the logical relationship between a proffered item of evidence and a proposition that is material or provable in a given case, U. S. v. Allison, C.A.La., 474 F.2d 286, 289; and means a logical relation between evidence and fact to be established. State v. Whalon, 1 Wash.App. 785, 464 P.2d 730, 735.
As used in connection with admission of evidence, means to tend to establish a material proposition. State v. Thurman, App., 84 N.M. 5, 498 P.2d 697, 699.
See also material evidence
- relevant evidence

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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