HEARING: A legal proceeding at which arguments and evidence may be presented on the matter at issue to be decided by the presiding judge.
HEARSAY: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard an account of the incident by someone else. Hearsay is not admissible without an exception as defined by the Rules of Evidence.
HOSTILE WITNESS: A witness whose testimony is not favorable to the party calling the witness. A hostile witness may be questioned with leading questions and crossed-examined by the party who called the witness to the stand.