physical-facts rule. Evidence. The principle that oral testimony may be disregarded when it is inconsistent or irreconcilable with the physical evidence in the case. — Also termed doctrine of incontrovertible physical facts; incontrovertible-physical-facts doctrine. [Cases: Criminal Law 553; Evidence  588. C.J.S. Criminal Law §§ 1099, 1101–1102; Evidence §§ 1318–1320, 1322, 1329.]

[Blacks Law 8th]