witness stand

noun
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of witness stand

: a stand or an enclosure from which a witness gives evidence in a court

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First Known Use of witness stand

1853

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WITNESS STAND Defined for English Language Learners

witness stand

Definition of witness stand for English Language Learners

  • : the place in a court of law where a witness answers questions and promises to tell the truth : the place where a witness testifies in court


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witness stand

noun

legal Definition of witness stand

: stand

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of witness stand


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