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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
HearSay system is a non-visual Web browser developed at Stony Brook University. It currently provides basic screen-reading facilities. In time, it will provide a multi-modal adaptive dialog interface that will allow to browse Web pages at multple layers.