turn Queen's evidence

Definition of turn Queen's evidence

British, law

  1. :  to give information (such as the names of other criminals) to the court in order to reduce one's own punishment when one has been charged with a crime —used when Britain is ruled by a queen

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

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  1. :  the wife or widow of a king

    :  the wife or widow of a tribal chief

    :  a female monarch

  1. :  to act like a queen

    :  to become a queen in chess

    :  to promote (a pawn) to a queen in chess

  1. :  an outward sign :  indication

    :  something that furnishes proof :  testimony

    :  something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter

  1. :  to offer evidence of :  prove, evince

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