expert witness


: a witness in a court of law who is an expert on a particular subject

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The defense worked to bolster Ball’s observations with the testimony of Kenneth Zercie, an expert witness in crime scene examination. Dakin Andone, CNN, 22 Feb. 2023 The defense on Tuesday also called its first expert witness, Mike Sutton, a forensics engineer, who introduced a theory that Murdaugh was too tall to be the shooter. Uwa Ede-osifo, NBC News, 22 Feb. 2023 Jason Ambers, a securities lawyer working for the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation, had agreed to testify for the former chief executive, Robert Jesenik, as an expert witness. oregonlive, 17 Feb. 2023

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“Expert witness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

expert witness

see witness

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