- 1Information received from other people that one cannot adequately substantiate; rumor: according to hearsay, Bob had managed to break his armMore example sentences
- I must highlight that this could be bad information and hearsay.
- Anything that happens after Wednesday is simply hearsay and rumours.
- When the truth begins to emerge it becomes apparent that the rumours of affairs were hearsay, but a darker secret of family ties lies beneath them.
- 1.1 Law The report of another person’s words by a witness, usually disallowed as evidence in a court of law: everything they had told him would have been ruled out as hearsay [as modifier]: hearsay evidenceMore example sentences
- Nor had they put the witness statement in as hearsay evidence.
- Instead witnesses are allowed to give hearsay evidence of an identification that takes place outside the court.
- This evidence was strictly hearsay and as such was inadmissible.