Dying Declaration Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Dying Declaration, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Dying Declaration?

n. Statement made by a mortally injured person, indicating who has injured them and/or the circumstances surrounding their injury. The injured is aware that he/she is about to die and while the declaration is hearsay, it is admissible since it is believed that the dying person does not have any reason to lie.