state of mind exception

noun

Legal Definition of state of mind exception

: an exception to the hearsay rule that allows the use of hearsay evidence regarding the state of mind of the declarant (as in a statement of intent or motive)

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“State of mind exception.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/state%20of%20mind%20exception. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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