hearsay definition

  • noun:
    • Unverified information heard or gotten from another; rumor.
    • Law Research in line with the reports of others rather than the personal understanding of a witness therefore generally speaking maybe not admissible as testimony.
    • information that has been heard by anyone about another
    • proof on the basis of the reports of other people in the place of on individual knowledge; usually inadmissible because perhaps not made under oath
    • proof: an out-of-court statement available in courtroom for the truth regarding the matter asserted; normally inadmissible because maybe not subject to cross-examination, unless the hearsay statement falls under among the numerous exclusions
    • Report; rumor; fame; typical talk; something heard from another.
    • Information communicated by another; report; common talk; rumor; gossip.
    • gossip (usually a combination of truth and untruth) passed away around by word of mouth
  • others:
    • Of or related to or depending upon hearsay, or even the talk of other people; informed or offered at second-hand.
  • adjective:
    • heard through another versus right

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