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Section 55- The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

The Indian Evidence Act,1872

55. Character as affecting damages –

In civil cases, the fact that the character of any person is such as to affect the amount of damages which he ought to receive is relevant.

Explanation – In Section 52,53,54 and 55, the word “character” includes both reputation and disposition; but 1except as provided in Section 54, evidence may be given only a general reputation and general disposition and not of particular acts by which reputation or disposition was shown.


1. Ins. by Act 3 of 1891, sec. 7.

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