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  • n  gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  • s  heard through another rather than directly
    hearsay information

  • But Adams refused to repeat his confession on the stand, the tape made by the lie detector expert was barred as hearsay evidence, and the all-white jury took only 90 minutes to .
  • 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.
  • We know that some of these things can only be hearsay because by his own testimony he was only small potatoes in the mob.
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  • Terrell Owens in USA Today
    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."
  • Patrick Fitzgerald in FOXNews
    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...
  • Omar Minaya in USA Today
    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...

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