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Witness

Meanings and phrases

witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who sees an event and reports what happened; witnesser; informant
  2. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); spectator; viewer; watcher; looker
  3. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
  4. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature; attestant; attestor; attestator
  5. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law

witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be a witness to
  2. perceive or be contemporaneous with; find; see

Jehovah 's Witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. believer in imminent approach of the millennium; practitioner of active evangelism

adverse witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party; hostile witness

bear witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. give testimony in a court of law; testify; attest; take the stand
  2. provide evidence for; testify; prove; evidence; show
E.g.
  • One fewer just man to bear witness.
  • We are here to bear witness to the animals being sent to slaughter.
  • There were homosexual castrati, as Casanova's accounts of 18th-century Italy bear witness.

bearing false witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. criminal offense of making false statements under oath; perjury; lying under oath

character witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a witness who testifies under oath as to the good reputation of another person in the community where that person lives

expert witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about
E.g.
  • Ayoob has appeared as an expert witness in several trials.
  • He is also a specialist and expert witness on service quality issues.
  • In law, an expert witness must be recognized by argument and authority.

false witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who deliberately gives false testimony; perjurer

hostile witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party; adverse witness

lay witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any witness who does not testify as an expert witness

material witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a witness whose testimony is both relevant to the matter at issue and required in order to resolve the matter

witness box

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a box enclosure for a witness when testifying; witness stand

witness stand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a box enclosure for a witness when testifying; witness box
E.g.
  • Richard dies nine days after taking the witness stand.
  • After exhaustive measures to keep Larry safe, he finally makes it to the witness stand.
  • At that point, Dr. Pierre A. Siegelstein was called by the defense attorney to the witness stand.

witness protection

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Mark admits he is going into witness protection and he and Kyle say their goodbyes.
  • After the arrests, he was subsequently placed in witness protection for his safety.
  • In an effort to reconnect with Lara, Mason tells her that his family are in witness protection.

key witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • as a key witness in a bombing.
  • Page figured as a key witness in the Morse v. O'Reilly telegraph lawsuit of 1848.
  • Brunner was granted legal immunity as the key witness for Beausoleil's prosecution.

witness against

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At the time of their trial Karan gave witness against them.
  • Bennett pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge and became a witness against Klein.
  • D'Angelo is furious at Wallace's death, and briefly turns state's witness against the Organization.

witness statements

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • You know how I got witness statements?
  • According to the witness statements, "U-27"s commander was shot while swimming towards "Baralong".
  • Up to 50 officers were assigned to the case to take witness statements and carry out door to door enquiries.

witness testimony

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Expert witness testimony should be respected in all cases.
  • Dr. Kaufmann is an author of two dozen publications and has provided expert witness testimony more than 35 times.
  • FRE 702 was issued to provide a standard for expert witness testimony to be upheld by the United States court system.

only witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The only witness is Kim Soo-jin, the dead man's wife.
  • Sadai then kills him for being the only witness of the murder.
  • She played Maya, the only witness in a homicide who is kept under house arrest by her parents.

bears witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Constant bears witness to her nation's calamities.
  • The ongoing debate on this constitution bears witness of how controversial his views remain.
  • Without or Without also bears witness to the group's view that confronting doubt is a valuable practice.

prosecution witness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His testimony discredited the prosecution witness.
  • Savio was a prosecution witness in Gerhartsreiter's murder trial in Los Angeles.
  • Majocchi appeared as a prosecution witness in her subsequent trial for adultery.
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