Problem: Legal Descriptions: Definitions

A latent ambiguity in a legal description can frequently be cured by evidence not contained in the instrument itself. Which of the following terms can be used to describe such evidence?

(A) inculpatory evidence
(B) extrinsic evidence
(C) autotopic evidence
(D) adminicular evidence

Solution:Evidence not contained in the description is external or extrinsic. Another appropriate term would beevidence aliunde.

Answer is (B)

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