secondhand evidence

See: hearsay
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We will never have the galaxy or dinosaur in our laboratory, and must do guesswork based on flimsy, secondhand evidence.
Hearsay or secondhand evidence could be used in the military tribunals, although it is barred in ordinary criminal trials and courts-martial.
Therefore, Mr Howell is working from secondhand evidence, and having spoken to my team manager and players, he has not attempted to interview anybody at Llanelli regarding the issue about which he writes so strongly.