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Meaning of HEARSAY

Pronunciation:  'heer`sey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  2. [adj]  heard through another rather than directly; "hearsay information"

HEARSAY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: indirect, rumor, rumour
 See Also: comment, gossip, scuttlebutt



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hear"say`\, n.
Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from

      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.

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

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
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