Antedating of "Evidentiary"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 21 03:32:03 UTC 2005

Another Bentham coinage.

evidentiary (OED 1810)

1802 Jeremy Bentham _Traites de legislation civile et penale : ublies en
francois par Et. Dumont ... d'apres les manuscrits confies par l'auteur_
118 (Making of Modern Law)  Evidentiary offenses.

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