Information that was heard by one person about another that cannot be adequately substantiated.
misspelling of hearsay
(law) Evidence based on the reports of others, which is normally inadmissible because it was not made under oath, rather than on personal knowledge.
(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.
that is related to, contains, or tells hearsay
‘The testimony of this hearsay witness is not an evidence.’;
Report; rumor; fame; common talk; something heard from another.
‘Much of the obloquy that has so long rested on the memory of our great national poet originated in frivolous hearsays of his life and conversation.’;
gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
heard through another rather than directly;
Hearsay evidence, in a legal forum, is testimony from a witness under oath who is reciting an out-of-court statement, the content of which is being offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. In most courts, hearsay evidence is inadmissible (the ) unless an exception to the hearsay rule applies.
‘hearsay evidence rule’;