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hearsay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhearsayhear‧say /ˈhɪəseɪ $ ˈhɪr-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 RUMOUR/RUMORsomething that you have heard about from other people but do not know to be definitely true or correctrumour 🔊 I wouldn’t take any notice of it – it’s just hearsay.
Examples from the Corpus
hearsayHearsay is not allowed as evidence in court.The court is not allowed to admit hearsay evidence.Care must be taken with the passenger's replies as they will be hearsay unless in the driver's presence.For hearsay evidence to be admissible in proceedings in the magistrates' court the proceedings have to be family proceedings.But if the allegation is hearsay or pure fabrication, Walenski is being railroaded.Alleged finds, discoveries and rumours have been circulating wildly ... but how much is fact and how much is hearsay?Certain rumours of shady activities have turned out to be true, others remain mere hearsay.This understanding needs to be informed, up-to-date and backed by first-hand experience, not based on hearsay or second-hand impressions.All the accounts were based on hearsay rather than eye-witness reports.The Commonwealth secured its indictments on hearsay.A factual book is a lot better than relying on hearsay from friends.They indicted me totally on hearsay.Judge Wagenbach ruled that the statement was inadmissible as evidence, after Mr. Lamb's attourney argued that it was hearsay.
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