first-hand

firsthand

[furst-hand]
adverb
1.
from the first or original source: We heard the news of the accident firsthand from a witness.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the first or original source.
3.
direct from the original source: firsthand knowledge of the riot.
Also, first-hand.


Origin:
1690–1700; first + hand

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first-hand
 
adj, —adv
1.  from the original source; direct or directly: first-hand news; he got the news first-hand
2.  at first hand from the original source; directly

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