turn king's evidence


British, law
: 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 king

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“Turn king's evidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20king%27s%20evidence. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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