Meaning of “hearsay” in the English Dictionary

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"hearsay" in British English

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hearsaynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhɪə.seɪ/ us /ˈhɪr.seɪ/

information that you have heard but do not know to be true:

The evidence against them is all hearsay.

(Definition of “hearsay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hearsay" in American English

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hearsaynoun [ U ]

us /ˈhɪrˌseɪ/

information you have heard that might or might not be true:

The court cannot accept evidence based on hearsay and rumor.

(Definition of “hearsay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)