Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Language used in legal proceedings to qualify a statement and prevent a claim of perjury. A person making a statement based on information and belief often lacks personal knowledge as to the statement but has a belief that the information is correct. In effect, the person is saying, "I am only stating what I have been told, and I believe it."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:18 pm