testimony based on what a witness has heard from another person rather than on direct personal knowledge or experience.
(law) evidence based on what has been reported to a witness by others rather than what he has himself observed or experienced (not generally admissible as evidence)
noun, Law. 1. the rule making hearsay evidence inadmissible.
[heer-sey] /ˈhɪərˌseɪ/ noun 1. unverified, unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one’s direct knowledge: I pay no attention to hearsay. 2. an item of idle or unverified information or gossip; rumor: a malicious hearsay. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characterized by hearsay: hearsay knowledge; a hearsay report. /ˈhɪəˌseɪ/ noun […]
[hurs] /hɜrs/ noun 1. a vehicle for conveying a dead person to the place of burial. 2. a triangular frame for holding candles, used at the service of Tenebrae in Holy Week. 3. a canopy erected over a tomb. /hɜːs/ noun 1. a vehicle, such as a specially designed car or carriage, used to carry […]
[hahrt-eyk] /ˈhɑrtˌeɪk/ noun 1. emotional pain or distress; sorrow; grief; anguish. /ˈhɑːtˌeɪk/ noun 1. intense anguish or mental suffering n. Old English heortece, in the sense of a physical pain; c.1600 in sense of “anguish of mind;” from heart + ache. Old English did, however, have heartsarnes “grief,” literally “heart-soreness.”