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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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Darnton continues: But ordinary heresay did not satisfy Parisians with a powerful appetite for information.
The company doesn't provide any evidence of the effectiveness of Snoreless apart from heresay.
In addressing the problem, it is critical for the supervisor to get the facts straight, and in presenting the problem, it is important to rely on facts rather than opinions, "hunches," or heresay or rumors as much as possible.
The appeal claimed (a) the death penalty violated the constitution, (b) a change of venue should have been granted, (c) the strategies of co-defendants made the trail unfair, (d) heresay evidence should have been excluded, (e) inflammatory testimony by a victim's father should have been excluded, (f) the jury instructions were improper, and (g) the sentencing was disproportionate to the crime.