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Definitions of hearsay

  1. heard through another rather than directly; "hearsay information" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Rumor or report. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Secondhand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Common talk: rumor: report. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Report; rumor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Common talk; report: rumor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. On the mere testimony of others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Report; rumour; common talk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A term applied to that species of testimony given by a witness whorelates, not what he knows personally, but what others have told him, or what he hasheard said by others. Ilopt v. Utah, 110 U. S. 574, 4 Sup. Ct. 202. 28 L. Ed. 202; Morellv. Morell, 157 Ind. 170, 00 N. E. 1002; Stockton v. Williams, 1 Doug. (Mich.) 570;People v. Kraft, 01 Hun, 474, 30 N. Y. Supp. 1034.Hearsay evidence is that which does not derive its value solely from the credit of thewitness, but rests mainly on the veracity and competency of other persons. The verynature of the evidence shows its weakness, and it is admitted only in specified casesfrom necessity. Code Ga. 1882, thelawdictionary.org
  12. What one hears (but does not know to be true), gossip, as h. evidence. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. Report; rumour; fame; common talk. Cabinet Dictionary

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