excited utterance

Definition of "excited utterance"
  1. An out-of-court statement deemed credible if made about a sudden event while the person is actually experiencing that event
How to use "excited utterance" in a sentence
  1. The witness's shouts just after the accident were considered an excited utterance.
  2. His immediate reaction to the theft was an excited utterance and used as evidence.
  3. Her outcry at the scene was accepted as an excited utterance in court.

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