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The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so.
Tommy Bond

Meaning of "hearsay" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HEARSAY

hearsay  [ˈhɪəˌseɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEARSAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hearsay is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HEARSAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hearsay

Hearsay evidence is "an out-of-court statement introduced to prove the truth of the matter asserted therein." In court hearsay evidence is inadmissible unless an exception to the Hearsay Rule applies. For example, to prove Tom was in town, the attorney asks a witness, "What did Susan tell you about Tom being in town?" Since the witness's answer will rely on an out-of-court statement Susan made, and Susan is not available for cross-examination, and it is to prove the truth that Tom was in town, it is hearsay. A justification for the objection is that the person who made the statement is not in court and thus is insulated from cross examination. Note, however, that if the attorney asking the same question is not trying to prove truth of the assertion about Tom being in town, but the fact that Susan said the specific words, then it may be acceptable. For example, it would be acceptable to ask a witness what Susan told them about Tom in a defamation case against Susan, because now the witness is asked about the opposing party’s statement that constitutes a verbal act. The hearsay rule does not exclude the evidence if it is an operative fact.

Definition of hearsay in the English dictionary

The definition of hearsay in the dictionary is gossip; rumour.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEARSAY


assay
əˈseɪ
assez
ˈæseɪ
bioassay
ˌbaɪəʊəˈseɪ
essay
ˈɛseɪ
immunoassay
ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈæseɪ
madrasah
məˈdrɛseɪ
Mengzi
ˈmɛŋˈtseɪ
naysay
ˈneɪˌseɪ
Nisei
ˈniːseɪ
Ourense
əʊˈrɛnseɪ
paise
ˈpaɪseɪ
pase
ˈpɑːseɪ
passee
pæˈseɪ
prese
ˈprɛseɪ
say
seɪ
sei
seɪ
sensei
ˈsɛnseɪ
sensi
ˈsɛnseɪ
soothsay
ˈsuːθˌseɪ
unsay
ʌnˈseɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEARSAY

hearer
hearing
hearing aid
hearing defect
hearing dog
hearing impaired
hearing loss
hearing test
hearken
hearkener
hearsay evidence
hearse
Hearst
hearsy
heart
heart and soul
heart attack
heart block
heart case
heart cherry

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEARSAY

Colonsay
daresay
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
foresay
forsay
I dare say
I daresay
Lindsay
Lyndsay
misassay
not to say
Pasay
Quai d´Orsay
radioimmunoassay
Ramsay
resay
Rothesay
strange to say
that is to say
undersay

Synonyms and antonyms of hearsay in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEARSAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hearsay» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hearsay

Translation of «hearsay» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEARSAY

Find out the translation of hearsay to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hearsay from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hearsay» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

传闻
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oídas
570 millions of speakers

English

hearsay
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अफ़वाह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإشاعات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

понаслышке
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boatos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hearkener
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ouï-dire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penjaga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hörensagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

うわさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hearkener
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tin giả
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hearkener
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऐकणारा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hearkener
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diceria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słyszenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чуток
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

din auzite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φήμες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoorsê
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hörsägen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hearsay
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hearsay

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEARSAY»

The term «hearsay» is regularly used and occupies the 57.001 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEARSAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hearsay

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEARSAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hearsay.
1
Hosea Ballou
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
2
Rick Barry
People who don't know me have opinions about me. That's the part that's very hurtful. Because how do you form an opinion about somebody if you've never met them or spent any time with them? So it's all based upon hearsay or things that they've read.
3
Tommy Bond
The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so.
4
Italo Calvino
Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them.
5
Billy Crudup
I have never indulged our society's misguided notion that my personal life is relevant to my work, so any reporting surrounding that is necessarily hearsay, speculation or fantasy.
6
Matt Drudge
All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I'm concerned.
7
Hubert H. Humphrey
The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
8
Barbara Kruger
I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
9
David Tang
About 90 percent of what's out there in cyberspace is hearsay - or lies - and opinion, often misinformed opinion, and it's all repeated over and over again.
10
David Tang
In cyberspace, 95 per cent of what you read is hearsay.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEARSAY»

Discover the use of hearsay in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hearsay and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Student's Guide to Hearsay
For each exception, this book: • Outlines the policies underlying the exception; • Lists and explains the requirements that must be satisfied for evidence to be admitted under the exception; • Explains additional issues that have ...
Clifford S. Fishman, 2014
2
Hearsay: survival listening and speaking
Covers English words, phrases used in everyday life situations to help foreign students improve their language skills.
Dale T. Griffee, David Hough, 1986
3
Tales of Hearsay: Easyread Edition
A brilliant collection of stories, each of these works touches the deepest emotional chords of the readers.
Joseph Conrad, 2008
4
The Hearsay Rule
The hearsay rule is the most difficult part of every Evidence course and, for many, the most difficult rule of evidence to understand and apply in the practice of law.
G. Michael Fenner, 2009
5
Criminal Evidence: Principles and Cases
In criminal trials, the admission of out-of-court statements presents not only issues under relevant hearsay rules but also potential conflict with the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause. That clause states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the ...
Thomas Gardner, Terry Anderson, 2009
6
Evidence: Examples & Explanations
The Federal Rules exceptions to the hearsay exclusion are organized, accordingly, in three categories: (1) hearsay exceptions that apply without regard to whether the declarant is availableas a witness, (2) hearsay exceptions that apply only if ...
Arthur Best, 2009
7
Woodstock: History and Hearsay
This stunning second edition of Anita Smiths Woodstock History and Hearsay sensitively captures the beauty and charm of Americas oldest working colony of the arts.
Anita M. Smith, 2006
8
Criminal Evidence
Practical and reader-friendly, the Seventh Edition of CRIMINAL EVIDENCE continues to offer students comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of all evidentiary topics common in criminal proceedings in a brief, affordable format.
Judy Hails, 2011
9
Hearsay
It is probably television that has made the word "hearsay" so widely understood— denotatively, at least, if not within the complexities of jurisprudence— as a legal term. It might have been Perry Mason or Law and Order or any of the other ...
Lee Robinson, 2004
10
Evidence
for many purposes other than to prove the truth of the matter asserted in the declaration; in that event, there is no hearsay problem. Example: P, while shopping in a grocery store operated by D, slips on a puddle of ketchup. In defense of P's ...
Steven Emanuel, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEARSAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hearsay is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is pressure to speed up adoptions leaving children out in the cold?
Hearsay evidence that cannot be substantiated when challenged in court. Distortion of facts. Finessing of facts. Omission of relevant facts that ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
How Cuomo's 'yes means yes' law harms victims, too
Unlike a court of law, these tribunals can make up their own rules. For example, hearsay will likely be admissible, denying the accused the right ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
3
Rape trial of ex-Sacramento police officer nears end
... phrases and her writing had become less effective, Parisi said, leading to what she called Tuesday a “trial by hearsay, a trial by interpretation. «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
4
Court Upholds City Murder Verdict, Rules Texting Admissible
“This type of statement is exempt from the hearsay rule which bars statements made outside of court to be used as evidence,” according to a ... «WHAV News, Jul 15»
5
Appeal date set for man convicted of Columbia murder
Judge Kevin Crane did not allow the evidence into the trial, the prosecution calling it "hearsay." Mary Highland Moore, defending the conviction ... «ABC17News.com, Jul 15»
6
TATE: Damaging Illini scandals still await conclusions
But if the parents' second-hand information is ultimately considered hearsay by the judge, the student-athletes would be singled out to take the ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
7
Oakland's Problem with Rogue Dispensaries
... as well as fliers that had been circulated in the Fruitvale district, but the arbitrator considered that information to be hearsay evidence. «East Bay Express, Jul 15»
8
The Texas Century
Or simply by the legalization of common practice; the common acceptance of hearsay and pop culture; what is passed on at work or the school ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
9
Fifth District remands wrongful death action arising from decedent's …
“[W]e find that the court erred in allowing Dover to testify about her diagnosis because the testimony was improper hearsay and because the ... «Madison County Record, Jul 15»
10
How Srebrenica Tragedy Became Excuse for Atrocities Around the …
ICTY's president, US judge Theodor Meron, cited as relevant “evidence” a hearsay claim that Bosnian Serb leaders decided “in the early ... «Antiwar.com, Jul 15»

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