state's evidence

noun, often capitalized S

Definition of state's evidence

:a participant in a crime or an accomplice who gives evidence for the prosecution especially in return for a reduced sentence; also :the evidence given used chiefly in the phrase turn state's evidence

First Known Use of state's evidence

1787


Law Dictionary

state's evidence

noun

legal Definition of state's evidence

:a participant or accomplice in a crime who gives evidence to the prosecution especially in return for a reduced sentence used chiefly in the phrase turn state's evidence

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