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hearsay

Statements overheard and repeated, rather than personally witnessed.

hearsay,

n 1. the testimony given by a witness who relates not what is known personally but what others have stated.
n 2. the evidence that does not derive its value solely from the credit of the witness, but rests mainly on the veracity and competency of other persons and is admitted in court only in specified cases, from necessity.
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