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noun as in unsubstantiated information

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At numerous times in his decision, Russell dismisses the presented evidence as based on hearsay or lacking quality control of the offered data.

More to the point, legal actions that didn’t directly involve you, secondhand observations about how “disabled” she truly was, and your suspicions about how she got this job are all hearsay and speculation.

It is all hearsay, and not even necessarily hearsay that bolsters the point.

Weidenthaler, through his attorney, has asked the judge to rule that the text conversation is hearsay and should be excluded as evidence.

Herodotus’ description was based on hearsay, travelers’ tales and a heavy dose of folklore, she says.

He does, however, attempt to dispel some of the myths that have emerged from hearsay and rumor over the last century.

“Every single witness is inadmissible, hearsay, triple-hearsay,” said assistant state attorney Penny Brill in court yesterday.

As for the other two boys, “all we have is hearsay,” dbcoopa tells The Daily Beast.

Persevering on hearsay, spun and shifted from every possible angle, the narrator next describes Golovan—a brawny man, with a limp.

“As far as I know, it's hearsay,” that person said of the report.

If Paul ever lived, which none can prove and many deny, his evidence for the Resurrection was only hearsay evidence.

Oral evidence may be admitted to establish the location of monuments, and even hearsay evidence may be used for the purpose.

Much of the evidence, however, was secondary or hearsay evidence.

I have given him full powers, and still hope that he will agree with Hearsay on tolerable terms.

The objection to the exclusion of hearsay evidence is equally unfounded.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hearsay, such as: gossip, clothesline, comment, cry, grapevine, and leak.

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