witness stand

noun

Definition of witness stand

: 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 The middle-aged man took the witness stand and was asked to recall an afternoon 29 years ago. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Over the span of three days, jurors heard graphic and sometimes harrowing testimony, including from Doe, who briefly took the witness stand before abruptly standing and leaving the courtroom. Rebecca Boone, ajc, 29 Apr. 2022 Former Oregon offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby also took the witness stand on Thursday. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2022 Kyle Rittenhouse, in an unusual move for a defendant, took the witness stand Wednesday. NBC News, 10 Nov. 2021 Scott took the witness stand after Imbrenda on Wednesday. Nouran Salahieh And Jason Kravarik, CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 Famed horror novelist Stephen King took the witness stand in a federal antitrust case on Tuesday, testifying that up-and-coming authors would be harmed if his longtime publisher Simon & Schuster is acquired by larger rival Penguin Random House. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 Ryan Stogner took the witness stand after Officer Cabral and testified that a doctor who treated Megan at Cedars-Sinai reported that she was shot in both feet. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2022 Testimonial evidence is oral evidence made under oath, such as at a deposition or on the witness stand in court. Tom Spiggle, Forbes, 7 July 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'witness stand.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of witness stand

1832, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About witness stand

Time Traveler for witness stand

Time Traveler

The first known use of witness stand was in 1832

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near witness stand

witnesser

witness stand

witness tampering

Statistics for witness stand

Last Updated

11 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“Witness stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witness%20stand. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for witness stand

witness stand

noun

Legal Definition of witness stand

: stand

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!