hearsay rule

Definition of "hearsay rule"
  1. A regulation forbidding the use of statements made outside court as proof, unless they meet certain exceptions, because the maker of these statements isn't present for cross-examination
How to use "hearsay rule" in a sentence
  1. Violating the hearsay rule, the lawyer tried to use a conversation overheard in a restaurant as evidence.
  2. The judge dismissed the presented evidence as it did not comply with the hearsay rule.
  3. Under the hearsay rule, the emailed statement could not be admitted as evidence.

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