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Dying Declaration

Definition - What does Dying Declaration mean?

Dying declaration refers to the statement of a person who is critically injured and is close to death. The person in such a situation is also aware of the fact that they are nearing death. The declaration usually includes the name or description of a person who caused this injury.

Justipedia explains Dying Declaration

A dying declaration is usually considered trustworthy and credible because of the common belief that a person who is nearing death and who is aware of the fact and is not likely to tell a lie. In most cases, it is used by the prosecution. However, in some cases can also be used by or for the accused.

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