Examples of hearsay in a Sentence
You can't judge them solely on the basis of hearsay.
They're supposedly getting married soon, but that's just hearsay.
Recent Examples of hearsay from the Web
The news organizations Seven Days and VTDigger have reported that the claim was based on hearsay shared by House Republican Leader Don Turner, R-Milton.
Several other defense witnesses were blocked by the judge because their testimony would have been hearsay or would have violated the state's rape shield law.
But Wier said the government’s evidence was based on hearsay.
Painstakingly compiled from hearsay, travelogues, and existing charts, these first images often contained substantial errors, which were then copied.
One was Colombian cocaine kingpin Carlos Lehder, who provided hearsay as evidence.
One was Colombian cocaine kingpin Carlos Lehder, who provided hearsay as evidence, and like most of the other witnesses, he had never met nor had dealings with the general.
Other people familiar with the document disagree sharply, saying such claims are disingenuous because the FBI has known for a long time that the Russian intelligence document is unreliable and based on multiple layers of hearsay.
No man ought to be convicted by hearsay or denied a fair trial.
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First Known Use of hearsay
HEARSAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hearsay for English Language Learners
: something heard from another person : something that you have been told
HEARSAY Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of hearsay
: 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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