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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.
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She threw litters by Vintage Prince, Mountleader Peer and Larkhill Jo before visiting Tender Heresay, some minor open winners resulting from the first two couplings.
Here they are: as regards man, we were made to accept the heresay that the motives can be described as 'material' and 'ideal', and that the incentives on which everyday life is organized spring from the 'material' motives.
The band, called Heresay, are having to devise new dance steps so his dodgy knee does not get any worse.
In that absence of legitimate newspapers, during the reign of Louis XVI, newsletters and other channels of information served up a mix of news, rumor, gossip, opinion, and heresay about the royal family -- in much the same way as The Drudge Report and The May Report do today on the internet.