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excited utterance

noun ex·cit·ed ut·ter·ance

Legal Definition of excited utterance

  1. :  a statement that concerns a startling event (as a physical assault) and that is made by a person while under stress caused by the event — see also res gestae , spontaneous declaration at declaration — compare dying declaration at declaration

Additional Notes on excited utterance

Excited utterances are an exception to the hearsay rule even if the declarant is unavailable as a witness.

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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