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Information a witness obtained secondhand from another source which they then try to testify to at trial. Unless it falls under an exception, hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence.


Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
hearsay (noun)
- rumor
- hearsay evidence
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
hearsay (noun)
information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy
buzz, dish, gossip, hearsay, noise, report, scuttlebutt, talk, tattle, word
tale, whisper, whispering; hint, intimation, rumbling; disinformation, propaganda; urban legend ( urban myth); dirt, scandal
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