general interest


general interest
In regard to admissibility of hearsay evidence, a distinction is sometimes made between "public" and "general" interest, the term "public" being strictly applied to that which concerns every member of the state, and the term "general" being confined to a lesser, though still a considerable, portion of the community.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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