turn state's evidence

Definition of turn state's evidence

US, law

  1. :  to agree to give the court information (such as the names of other criminals) when charged with a crime in order to reduce one's own punishment

Word by Word Definitions

turnplay
  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

stateplay
  1. :  mode or condition of being

    :  condition of mind or temperament

    :  a condition of abnormal tension or excitement

  1. :  to set by regulation or authority

    :  to express the particulars of especially in words :  report

    :  to express in words

evidenceplay
  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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