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RUMOR. A general public report of certain things, without any certainty as to their truth.
     2. In general, rumor cannot be received in evidence, but when the question is whether such rumor existed, and not its truth or falsehood, then evidence of it may be given.

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Eusebio said he has not totally gotten used to hearing rumors.
Also, through this disclosure they will cut their personnel out of the rumor dissemination loop.
This essay established the rumor propagation model (SIWR rumor propagation model) with various transmission routes and obtained the basic reproductive number [R.
These sessions also included the reality of rumors from religious, social, economic, technical and legal perspectives, how the government and private institutions deal with the rumors, the role of media, as well as means of verification of the rumors and how to activate the electronic media to serve the institutions .
Latest rumors suggest that the Lumia 650 will carry a metal chassis and a plastic back.
Stop and ask yourself why the source favored you with this rumor in the first place.
Those that had created the rumor about the interference of the Brotherhood in my personal life are the same people who are behind the rumors that after the downfall of the Brotherhood from power I intend on taking Haifa back, all of which are untrue.
com, since they are the largest financial gossip and rumor sites in Israel.
Beijing, Apr 17( ANI ): A renowned Chinese newspaper has advised the public not to indulge in spreading rumors, and has published ten online rumors that could cause harm.
However, one form of Internet communication--e-mail--does seem to have troubling consequences for the spread and belief of rumors.
Aa The rumor quickly circulated, adopting different storylines which created a sense of confusion among members of the Coptic community.
Whether a rumor pertains to events unfolding in the marketplace or within other contexts, it tends to have something to do with the need for people to know what is happening and why in situations in which they are or may be implicated.