primary evidence, more commonly known as best evidence, is the best available

substantiation of the existence of an object because it is the actual item. It differs
from secondary evidence, which is a copy of, or substitute for, the original.

Prima facie. Latin for "at first sight." Prima facie may be used as an adjective meaning
"sufficient to establish a fact or raise a presumption unless disproved or rebutted;" e.g., prima
facie evidence.

rima facie evidence. evidence sufficient to establish a fact or to raise a presumption of fact
unless rebutted. The prima facie evidence of the facts can scarcely go unquestioned. ...
Aggression becomes the accredited form of action, and booty serves as prima facie
evidence of successful aggression.

Corroborating evidence (or corroboration) is evidence that supports a proposition already
supported by initial evidence, therefore confirming the original proposition. For example, W, a
witness, testifies that she saw X drive his automobile into a green car.

Best Answer: It usually applies to documents or physical records of some sort. It
means that the best evidence is the original source of information.

For example, pretend there was a case where a landlord sued a tenant for breaking
contract by painting his room. The tenant claims the contract said he could paint his
room and has a friend testify that he also read the contract and could paint the room.
The landlord claims the contract said he could not paint the room. Normally this
would be all hearsay, but if the landlord could produce the original signed contract
and the tenant only had his own verbal record of the contract and his friends
testimony, the landlord would win based on best evidence rule, because he has the
best evidence of what the contract actually said. The physical contract would apply
as best evidence rule even if the tenant had the whole building testify that the
contract allowed him to paint the room. Since the disputed item is the contract, the
original physical contract is the best evidence.