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hearsay rule

noun, Law.
1.
the rule making hearsay evidence inadmissible.
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  • Excited utterance and statement against interest are interesting exceptions to the hearsay rule.
  • If there are, all levels of hearsay must qualify under an exception to the hearsay rule.
  • The hearsay rule excludes evidence that is unreliable.
  • Pendleton contends that the district court erred in admitting evidence of his companion's flight in violation of the hearsay rule.
  • Hearsay is not admissible unless it fits within some exception to the hearsay rule.
  • The question is whether it falls within any of the exceptions to the hearsay rule.
  • Hearsay is not admissible at trial unless it fits within some exception to the hearsay rule.

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