Origin of hearsay
Examples from the Web for hearsay
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.Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Forgotten Russian: The Genius of Nikolai Leskov|Benjamin Lytal|April 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“As far as I know, it's hearsay,” that person said of the report.
For the most part the manners and customs of this type of man are only known to us by hearsay which we may refuse to credit.Impressions And Comments|Havelock Ellis
This shows that Buddhism must then have been known to the Chinese, at any rate by hearsay.
It was an eminently irregular trial, looking at it from a legal point of view, for the verbal evidence all was hearsay.
No vehicle entered it from outside and the war was only hearsay."Over There" with the Australians|R. Hugh Knyvett
In this asylum hell I learn, by hearsay, there were five hundred patients, besides the bull-dog.
British Dictionary definitions for hearsay
Word Origin and History for hearsay
1530s, perhaps mid-15c., from phrase to hear say.
Culture definitions for hearsay
Information heard by one person about another. Hearsay is generally inadmissible as evidence in a court of law because it is based on the reports of others rather than on the personal knowledge of a witness.