Hearsay evidence
Hearsay Hear"say` (h[=e]r"s[=a]`), n. Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another. [1913 Webster]

Much of the obloquy that has so long rested on the memory of our great national poet originated in frivolous hearsays of his life and conversation. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

{Hearsay evidence} (Law), that species of testimony which consists in a narration by one person of matters told him by another. It is, with a few exceptions, inadmissible as testimony. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hearsay evidence — see evidence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — n. Law evidence given by a witness consisting of a report of something which someone else has said, rather than a statement of something which the witness has actually seen or experienced …   English World dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — noun evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑evidence * * * noun : legal testimony that consists in a narration by one person of matters told him by another;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — evidence based on information that a witness heard from another rather than being based on his personal knowledge (usually inadmissible in a court of law since it is not direct evidence) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — See hearsay …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — noun Date: 1753 evidence based not on a witness s personal knowledge but on another s statement not made under oath …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hearsay evidence — Law. testimony based on what a witness has heard from another person rather than on direct personal knowledge or experience. [1745 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • hearsay evidence — hear′say ev idence n. law testimony in court based on what a witness has heard from another person rather than on personal knowledge …   From formal English to slang

  • Hearsay in United States law — Hearsay is the legal term that describes statements made outside of court or other judicial proceedings. Unless one of about thirty [cite web |title= Hearsay Evidence |url=http://criminal.findlaw.com/crimes/more criminal topics/evidence… …   Wikipedia

  • hearsay — hear·say / hir ˌsā/ n: a statement made out of court and not under oath which is offered as proof that what is stated is true – called also hearsay evidence; Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hearsay …   Law dictionary

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