witness stand

noun

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

Examples of witness stand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the witness stand, Wade described a birthday trip to Belize as a gift from Willis. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2024 On the witness stand in Godfrey’s trial, Gordon described himself as someone who made money by robbing people. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 6 Mar. 2024 In court Monday, Weisselberg admitted lying under oath on three occasions while testifying in a lawsuit brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James -- in deposition testimony in July 2020 and May 2023 and on the witness stand at the trial last October. Compiled Bydemocrat-Gazette Stafffrom Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 5 Mar. 2024 In court Monday, Weisselberg admitted lying under oath on three occasions while testifying in a lawsuit brought against Trump by New York Attorney General Letitia James — in deposition testimony in July 2020 and May 2023 and on the witness stand at the trial last October. Jake Offenhartz, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2024 Witnesses painted a disturbing picture of drug life in rural West Tennessee and the trial featured high emotions: Bobo's mother collapsed on the witness stand. CBS News, 28 Feb. 2024 Anyway, the star witness arrived and with a flourish landed in the witness stand. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 On the witness stand and in sworn affidavits, Willis and Wade denied the accusations. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024 The bailiff reached over the witness stand to push the barrel toward the floor. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of witness stand was in 1832

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“Witness stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witness%20stand. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

witness stand

noun
: an area from which a witness gives evidence in a court

Legal Definition

witness stand

noun
: stand
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