turn king's evidence

Definition of 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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : 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

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

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

king play
  1. : a male monarch of a major territorial unit

  2. : a paramount chief

  3. : god, christ

evidence play
  1. : an outward sign : indication

  2. : something that furnishes proof : testimony

  3. : one who bears witness

  1. : to offer evidence of : prove, evince


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