Hearsay

(redirected from Heresay)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Heresay: hearsay evidence, hearsay rule

Hearsay

Evidence gathered from a second-hand or even further removed source. That is, the person giving hearsay evidence did not witness or experience the evidence himself/herself. In many jurisdictions, hearsay evidence is not admissible in court, especially in criminal proceedings. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule, notably if the original witness is unavailable or dead.
References in periodicals archive ?
The PMO has termed the allegations regarding irregular land dealings between Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and real estate major DLF as "false, based on heresay and vexatious".
The next time you're wondering where to get the best steak in New York, don't just go by heresay.
If you're an independent agent, contact Heresay Social directly; it may have solutions that are scalable and can provide your agency with the tools to become compliant, content-rich and aware of how its brand is perceived across the social media landscape.