noun | cir·cum·stance
  1. a : a condition, fact, or event accompanying, conditioning, or determining another must state with particularity the circumstances constituting fraud or mistake —Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 9(b)

    b : a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event a statement…offered to exculpate the accused is not admissible unless corroborating circumstances clearly indicate the trustworthiness of the statement —State v. Lopez, 764 P.2d 1111 (1988)

  1. : situation with regard to wealth the circumstances of the parties before the divorce