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Fresh Complaint Rule

fresh complaint rule n

: a rule of evidence: the testimony of a witness to whom a victim of a sexual offense made a fresh complaint is admissible to corroborate the victim's testimony called also fresh complaint doctrine



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.