admission against interest
An admission against interest is an exception to the hearsay rule which allows someone to testify to a statement by another person that reveals something incriminating, embarassing, or otherwise damaging to the maker of the statement.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

admission against interest
n.
   an admission of the truth of a fact by any person, but especially by the parties to a lawsuit, when a statement obviously would do that person harm, be embarrassing, or be against his/her personal or business interests. Another party can quote in court an admission against interest even though it is only hearsay.
   See also: admission, hearsay

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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