hearsay hearsay  /ˈhir ˌseɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  2. (adj) heard through another rather than directly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Second, the use of hearsay will be limited, so that the burden will no longer be on the party who objects to hearsay to disprove its reliability.
  2. We know that some of these things can only be hearsay because by his own testimony he was only small potatoes in the mob.
  3. The $18,200 could have gone unrecorded because of slipshod accounting, and the kickback allegation was hearsay.

News

  1. Alamo attorney rebuts FBI affidavit

    TEXARKANA — An attorney for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo said an FBI agent’s affidavit that Alamo controls property that is listed in the names of members of his ministry is based on “speculation” and “hearsay.”
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

  2. Alamo attorney calls affidavit "speculation"

    An attorney for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo calls an FBI agent's affidavit "hearsay."
    on June 30, 2013     Source: KTHV Little Rock

  3. Alamo attorney says affidavit is 'speculation' - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - An attorney for convicted evangelist Tony Alamo says an FBI agent's affidavit that Alamo controls property that's listed in the names of members of his ministry is based on "speculation ... and/or hearsay."
    on June 30, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

Quotes

  1. "That's all hearsay," Owens said. "If you look at all the comments coming from my teammates with the Cowboys the last three years, it's all been positive. Prior to that, I really don't want to get into it."
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Terrell Owens Source: USA Today

  2. "We might as well take 'Wigmore on Evidence' and replace it with 'Imus on Evidence,"' Fitzgerald said, referencing the classic treatise on evidentiary law. "There's no Imus exception to the hearsay rule. This has no business in a federal...
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: FOXNews

  3. "Records are made to be broken," Mets general manager Omar Minaya said. "I don't deal in hearsay. I look at what a guy does on the field. I don't deal with what people say. What he did in the 2002 World Series, I never saw anyone dominate...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Omar Minaya Source: USA Today

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