“Every single witness is inadmissible, hearsay, triple-hearsay,” said assistant state attorney Penny Brill in court yesterday.
“As far as I know, it's hearsay,” that person said of the report.
Gelman quietly answered “no,” and that seemed to negate his hearsay point.
1530s, perhaps mid-15c., from phrase to hear say.
Information heard by one person about another. Hearsay is generally inadmissible as evidence in a court of law because it is based on the reports of others rather than on the personal knowledge of a witness.