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hearsay

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noun hear·say \ˈhir-ˌsā\

Simple Definition of hearsay

  • : something heard from another person : something that you have been told

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hearsay

Examples of hearsay in a sentence

  1. You can't judge them solely on the basis of hearsay.

  2. They're supposedly getting married soon, but that's just hearsay.



Circa 1532

First Known Use of hearsay

circa 1532


HEARSAY Defined for Kids

hearsay

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noun hear·say \ˈhir-ˌsā\

Definition of hearsay for Students

  1. :  something heard from another :  rumor <“Is there any clear proof of this … or is it mere hearsay?” — Robert Lawson, Rabbit Hill>




Law Dictionary

hearsay

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noun hear·say \ˈhir-ˌsā\

Legal Definition of hearsay

  1. :  a statement made out of court and not under oath which is offered as proof that what is stated is true —called also hearsay evidence





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