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Witness meaning

witness - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
  2. 2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
  3. 3. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
  4. 4. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
  5. 5. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
  6. 6. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
  7. 7. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
  8. 8. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
  9. 9. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.
  10. 10. A person who testifies under oath at a deposition or trial, providing firsthand or expert evidence. In addition, the term also refers to someone who watches another person sign a document and then adds his name to confirm ( called " attesting") that the signature is genuine.
  11. 11. Testimony; one who testifies; one who has direct knowledge of: one who attests.
  12. 12. To have direct knowledge of; see; attest.

witness - examples of usage

  1. It would require more time than could than be allowed to one witness, and more writing than I would like to trouble you with now, to explain it fully. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. 7047. You are the father of a previous witness? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 6898. You are a fisherman, and the son of a previous witness? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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