Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A spontaneous statement.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A voluntary assertion ; a statement which a party is not legally bound to make or in which he is not held to precise accuracy. 2 Kent, Comm. 486; Medbury v. Watson, 6 Mete. (Mass.) 260, 39 Am. Dec. 726.