[sur-kuh m-stan-shuh l] /ˌsɜr kəmˈstæn ʃəl/

of pertaining to, or derived from :
a circumstantial result.
of the nature of a ; secondary; incidental:
of circumstantial importance.
dealing with or giving ; detailed; particular:
a circumstantial report of a business conference.
pertaining to conditions of material welfare.
of or dependent on circumstances
fully detailed

c.1600, from Latin circumstantia (see circumstance) + -al (1). Related: Circumstantially. Circumstantial evidence is attested by 1691.


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