past recollection recorded


past rec·​ol·​lec·​tion re·​cord·​ed
: a witness's written account of a past event prepared at a time when his or her memory of it was fresh
also : an exception to the hearsay rule allowing admission of such an account into evidence if the witness has insufficient present memory of the event or has no memory of having recorded it but is confident that the account is accurate

called also recollection recorded

compare present recollection refreshed

Note: A document containing a past recollection recorded may only be admitted as an exhibit if offered by an adverse party. Otherwise, it may only be read into evidence.

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“Past recollection recorded.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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