hearsay rule

noun Law.
the rule making hearsay evidence inadmissible.
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Example sentences
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.
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