Definition of Hearsay rule
1. Noun. A rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness.
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Literary usage of Hearsay rule
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1. Select Cases on the Law of Evidence by John Henry Wigmore (1913)
"There is but one rule of the Analytic type, — the hearsay rule, ... It is these extra-judicial testimonial assertions which the hearsay rule prohibits. ..."
2. A Treatise on the System of Evidence in Trials at Common Law: Including the by John Henry Wigmore (1904)
"General Principle; Nature of the hearsay rule ami lits ... The essence of the hearsay rule is the distinction between the testimonial (or assertive) use of ..."
3. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"A. Is the hearsay rule applicable to the case in hand, ... B. Is there any exception to the hearsay rule to be made for the evidence offered ? ..."
4. California Jurisprudence: A Complete Statement of the Law and Practice of by William Mark McKinney (1922)
"The hearsay rule is applicable only when the evidence of statements is used ... the real exceptions to the hearsay rule are spontaneous declarations which ..."
5. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"Constitutionality of this exception to the hearsay rule. On the ground that the accused is not allowed to meet the witnesses against him face to face, ..."
6. Working with the Courts in Child Protection by Jane N. Feller (1995)
"THE hearsay rule Although relevant evidence is generally admissible, some relevant evidence that is thought to be unreliable will be excluded from judicial ..."
7. A Pocket Code of the Rules of Evidence in Trials at Law by John Henry Wigmore (1910)
"SUB-TITLE III: hearsay rule NOT APPLICABLE RULE 155. General Principle. The hearsay rule, being 1240 designed to test the trustworthiness of testimonial ..."