declaration against interest

Definition of "declaration against interest"
  1. A statement made by a nonparticipating witness that contradicts their personal interest, used as evidence when the witness isn't able to testify in court
How to use "declaration against interest" in a sentence
  1. The defendant was nervous since his accomplice's declaration against interest created a strong case for the prosecution.
  2. The declaration against interest made by the previous owner called into question the property's boundaries.
  3. Their case relied heavily on the declaration against interest recorded during the initial investigation.

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