What is Hearsay?

  • Hearsay means: Witness testimony about facts that were not in the witness's personal knowledge. Evidence from the hearing does not reflect what the witness sees in person, but what others have said to the witness or what other witnesses have heard. Generally, cases cannot be heard in court as evidence because they are unreliable.

Meanings of Hearsay

  1. Third party information that may not be able to substantiate rumors

Sentences of Hearsay

  1. It is rumored that Bob managed to break his arm.

Synonyms of Hearsay

mere talk, idle talk, tattle, idle chatter, report, gossip, tittle-tattle, rumour