against interest

against interest
adj.
Describes a statement or admission that is disadvantageous to the person making it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • against interest — Commonly used to describe a declaration or admission by one, the content of which is adverse to his position, interest or title; e.g., an exception to hearsay rule is a declaration by one against his pecuniary or proprietary interest at the time… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • declaration against interest — Simply, as the term implies, a statement against the interest of the declarant. 29 Am J2d Ev § 617 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • interest — The most general term that can be employed to denote a right, claim, title, or legal share in something. In its application to real estate or things real, it is frequently used in connection with the terms estate, right, and title. More… …   Black's law dictionary

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