Wiktionary:Word of the day/January 16

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Word of the day for January 16
hearsay n
  1. Information that was heard by one person about another.
  2. (law) Evidence based on the reports of others rather than on personal knowledge, which is normally inadmissible because it was not made under oath.
  3. (law) An out-of-court statement offered in court for the truth of the matter asserted, which is normally inadmissible because it is not subject to cross-examination unless the hearsay statement falls under one of a number of exceptions.

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