Print View

[Section Index]

1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter VI

OF THE EXCLUSION OF ORAL BY DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

Exclusion of evidence to explain or amend ambiguous document
93. When the language used in a document is, on its face, ambiguous or defective, evidence may not be given of facts which would show its meaning or supply its defects.
 
 
Illustrations
 
 
(a) A agrees, in writing, to sell a horse to B for Taka 1,000 or Taka 1,500. Evidence cannot be given to show which price was to be given.
 
 
(b) A deed contains blanks. Evidence cannot be given of facts which would show how they were meant to be filled.

  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Government" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government" and "rupees" or "Rs." respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
Copyright © 2019, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division
Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs