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Definition of "hearsay" []

  • Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor. (noun)
  • Law Evidence based on the reports of others rather than the personal knowledge of a witness and therefore generally not admissible as testimony. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hearsay" in a sentence
  • "That sort of comment based upon hearsay is irresponsible at best."
  • "As a screenwriter, I long to find that intersection between truth and lies, fact and fiction, myth and history, where nuance thrives in hearsay and innuendo."
  • "Rumors and hearsay from a rabidly right wing website?"