hearsay evidence


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hearsay evidence

n
(Law) law evidence based on what has been reported to a witness by others rather than what he has himself observed or experienced (not generally admissible as evidence)

hear′say ev`idence


n.
testimony in court based on what a witness has heard from another person rather than on personal knowledge.
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Noun1.hearsay evidence - evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge
evidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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No circumstance of importance, from the beginning to the end of the disclosure, shall be related on hearsay evidence.
It was as much a part of their education to put their faith in these on hearsay evidence, as to put their faith in King, Lords and Commons.
Not more than one in ten had ever really tried it; the other nine had contented themselves with hearsay evidence and a peep through the door.
It was a good match from a worldly point of view, but his wife formed an unfavourable opinion of the colonial climate on hearsay evidence.
It is for this reason that I expressed some concern but most of this is based upon hearsay evidence and I want to see actual data from an appropriate period of time.
According to Ombudsman probers, hearsay evidence "is frowned upon by the court of law and is not countenanced by the Rules of Court.
Robert, 60 said: "It concerns me that people are still getting convicted on hearsay evidence, character assassination and more.
Prior to Crawford, a prosecutor could admit hearsay evidence against a defendant, without ever putting the declarant on the stand, so long as that evidence either fell "within a firmly rooted hearsay exception or [bore] particularized guarantees of trustworthiness.
Hearsay evidence is a statement offered as proof that what has been stated or presented is true.
Lawyers for the mother, who cannot be identified, claimed she was denied a fair trial and argued the Trust relied heavily on hearsay evidence medical professionals and teachers.
In HSBC Bank vs Magua, Neustein Law Group challenged a Final Judgment of a 2007 foreclosure case by arguing that it was entirely based on Hearsay Evidence and lack of Standing.
Mr Brown said: "What I am suggesting to you is that, you can dress it up with all the supposed legal reasons in the world about it being comment, about it being inadmissible, hearsay evidence, or whatever, but the long and the short of it is that South Yorkshire Police would never have bothered with this entire exercise, conducted in a massive rush with lots of resources poured into it, unless the evidence that you were editing out was evidence that was damaging to the South Yorkshire Police.