declaration concerning pedigree

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A declaration made by a person who has subsequently died, or to be inferred from family conduct, concerning a disputed pedigree of a blood relation or the spouse of a blood relation. The declaration must have been made before the dispute in which it is tendered as evidence had arisen. A declaration concerning pedigree has traditionally been admissible at common law as an exception to the hearsay rule.

Subjects: Law.

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