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SCINTILLA

A glimmer; a spark; the slightest particle or trace.

"Scintilla of evidence" is a metaphorical expression describing a very insignificant or trifling item of evidence. The common-law rule provides that if there is any evidence at all in a case, even a mere scintilla, that tends to support a material issue, the case cannot be taken from the jury but must be left to its decision.

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scintilla

scin·til·la / sinˈtilə/ • n. [in sing.] a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling: a scintilla of doubt.

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scintilla

scintilla minute particle. XVII. — L., spark.
So scintillate sparkle. XVII. f. pp. stem of L. scintillāre; see -ATE2. scintillation XVII. — L.

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scintilla

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