Pronunciation: (hēr'sā"), [key]
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.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by hearsay: hearsay knowledge; a hearsay report.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.