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Meaning of hearsay

hear•say

Pronunciation: (hēr'sā"), [key]
— n.
  1. unverified, unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one's direct knowledge: I pay no attention to hearsay.
  2. an item of idle or unverified information or gossip; rumor: a malicious hearsay.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by hearsay: hearsay knowledge; a hearsay report.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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