Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another.
Something that is not based upon the personal knowledge of a witness. Witnesses who testify, for example, about something they have heard, are offering hearsay by repeating information about a matter of which they have no direct knowledge.
Information not personally seen or heard but based on something heard or seen by someone else. Hearsay is not admissible as evidence, because its truth cannot be tested by cross-examination.
(HEAR·say). The repeating of information heard from someone else. Such information is inherently unreliable.
A statement made outside of the hearing. Most hearsay evidence is not allowed as evidence in court.
Testimony given by a witness who relates what he or she has heard said by others, not what he or she knows personally.
a statement, other than one made by a person while testifying at trial, that is used to prove the truth of what was said in the statement. As a general rule, hearsay is not admissible in court - however, there are a number of exceptions to this rule which are contained in the Delaware Rules of Evidence.
Evidence based on what the witness has heard someone else say, rather than what the witness has personally experienced or observed.
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
heard through another rather than directly; "hearsay information"
Evidence of a statement made outside of court, which is offered to show the truth of what is contained in the statement.
Testimony in court given by a witness who relates not what he himself has seen or heard about an event that occurred out of court, but about what others have told him.
Information that is given by witness based on the statements of another person and not gained firsthand.
Evidence presented by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. With some exceptions, hearsay generally is not admissible as evidence at trial.
Refers to statements made by persons other than the person testifying. The statement is a mere repetition of what the witness has heard others say out of court, and is offered as proof in the matter on which the witness is testifying. Generally, hearsay evidence is not admissible and is excluded from consideration by the trier of fact; however, there are numerous exceptions. One exception to the rule is statements made for the purpose of medical diagnosis or treatment, including description of medical history, past or present pain, sensations, etc.
evidence based on what the witness has heard from other people rather than personally experienced; this is usually not admissible.
Evidence not proceeding from the personal knowledge of the witness.
Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
An out-of-court statement which is offered to prove the truth of some matter being asserted in court.
Statements made out of court by someone other than the person testifying in court, which are offered to prove a matter in court.
( Hearsay Please): n. 1. Information heard from another. 2. In law, evidence based on the reports of others rather than on the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible.
is testimony in a hearing of a statement made outside of the hearing that is given to prove the truth of the matter asserted.
Something a person claims he or she was told by someone else. Often hearsay cannot be used as evidence in a trial.
Evidence proceeding not from the personal knowledge of the witness; mere repetition of what he has heard others say.
Evidence not known to a witness personally, but which was relayed to witness by a third party, i.e., secondhand information. Generally inadmissible in court, although exceptions exist under which it can be admitted.
hearsay is the word used to describe the kind of evidence where one person is recounting to the court what they heard another person, who may not be present in the court, say or what they were told (but did not see themselves) that another person had done. Usually, hearsay evidence is held either not to be admissible or that if admissible, less weight is attached to it than to other more direct evidence.
Testimony by a witness who does not have first hand knowledge of a specific incident in question but heard about it from someone else; not typically admissible as evidence in court.
A statement made by a person who is not in court, which is repeated in court to prove a fact. Most hearsay evidence is not allowed as evidence in court.
A statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted. "Hearsay evidence" is evidence of a statement that was made other than by a witness while testifying at the hearing and that is offered to prove the truth of the matter stated.
Any evidence offered by a witness of which they do not have direct knowledge. Hearsay testimony is a repetition of what others have said to the witness, not a recitation of personal knowledge, and is not allowed. When testifying in court one can only provide information of which one has direct knowledge. Hearsay evidence is also referred to as "second-hand evidence" or as "rumor." The rumor or hearsay can be repeated in court, but it is not evidence of what occurred, only evidence of what you heard.
Testimony intended to be proof of the truth of a statement, arising not from personal knowledge or experience of the witness but from repetition of what the witness has heard others say; such testimony is generally not admitted into evidence.
A type of testimony given by a witness who relates not what he/she knows personally, but what others have told the witness, or what the witness has heard said by others; may be admissible or inadmissible in court depending upon rules of evidence.
Testimony by out of court declarant not under oath offered to prove a fact asserted in a court proceeding.
Testimony that is given by a witness who tells not what he or she knows personally, but what others have said which is therefore dependent on the credibility of someone other than the witness. That testimony is generally inadmissible under the rules of evidence.
Secondhand information that a witness only heard about from someone else and did not see or hear himself.
evidence not allowed in court because it is beyond the scope of personal knowledge of the witness who is testifying; information not directly known by the person who is testifying
An out of court statement made by the declarant offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted.
Any evidence that is offered by a witness of which they do not have direct knowledge but, rather, their testimony is based on what others have said to them. For example, if Bob heard from Susan about an accident that Susan witnessed but that Bob had not, and Bob attempted to repeat Susan's story in court, it could be objected to as "hearsay." The basic rule, when testifying in court, is that you can only provide information of which you have direct knowledge. In other words, hearsay evidence is not allowed. Hearsay evidence is also referred to as "second-hand evidence" or as "rumor." You are able to tell a court what you heard, to repeat the rumor, and testify that, in fact, the story you heard was told to you, but under the hearsay rule, your testimony would not be evidence of the actual facts of the story but only that you heard those words spoken.
An assertive statement, or conduct, that is offered in evidence to prove the truth of the assertion, but that was not made by the declarant while a witness before the court in the hearing in which it is offered.
Testimony of a witness relating an out-of-court statement of someone else. Such evidence is generally inadmissible under the rules of evidence because the person who actually made the statement is not under oath and not subject to cross examination.