An admission is an extrajudicial statement or conduct by a party to the present litigation (not a nonparty witness) that is inconsistent with a position which the party presently takes. An admission need not be an admission against interest. The only requirement is that the admission turns out to be contrary to the party's present position. An admission may be based solely on hearsay. A party's admission will be competent evidence against that party even if the party did not have personal knowledge of the facts admitted. Hearsay on hearsay is accepted in admissions.
- The act or practice of admitting. Power or permission to enter; admittance; entrance; access; power to approach.
- The granting of an argument or position not fully proved; the act of acknowledging something asserted; acknowledgment; concession.
- (Law) Acquiescence or concurrence in a statement made by another, and distinguishable from a confession in that an admission presupposes prior inquiry by another, but a confession may be made without such inquiry. A fact, point, or statement admitted; as, admission made out of court are received in evidence. Acceptance of a person by a state bar association, as a member ...