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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hearsay  \Hear"say`\,  n. 
  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. 
  --Prof. 
  Wilson. 
 
  {Hearsay  evidence}  (Law),  that  species  of  testimony  which 
  consists  in  a  a  narration  by  one  person  of  matters  told 
  him  by  another.  It  is  with  a  few  exceptions,  inadmissible 
  as  testimony.  --Abbott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hearsay 
  adj  :  heard  through  another  rather  than  directly;  "hearsay 
  information" 
  n  :  gossip  (usually  a  mixture  of  truth  and  untruth)  passed 
  around  by  word  of  mouth  [syn:  {rumor},  {rumour}] 




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