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 As Lee sat on the witness stand, Viehman asked if Frazee had told her what Berreth's last words had been. Susan Mallie, CBS News, "What Kelsey Berreth's last words have to say about her character," 23 Nov. 2019 During one particularly brutal moment of the cross-examination, Savage suddenly vomited on the witness stand as the courtroom looked on. Anchorage Daily News, "Her attacker was stopped in the act and arrested, but this assault was only the beginning of her trauma," 18 June 2020 The government also suggested that clear shields could be installed around the witness stand to allow people to testify without wearing masks. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, "COVID-19 concerns push Backpage trial into 2021; judge rules it can't be conducted safely," 30 June 2020 During one particularly brutal moment of the cross-examination, Savage suddenly vomited on the witness stand as the courtroom looked on. Anchorage Daily News, "Her attacker was stopped in the act and arrested, but this assault was only the beginning of her trauma," 18 June 2020 The ruling and subsequent case law require police to alert prosecutors about an officer’s potential credibility problems on the witness stand or information that might be favorable to defense attorneys in a case. oregonlive, "Washington County Sheriff’s deputy challenges placement on DA’s list of cops with potential honesty issues," 12 June 2020 Toms, who appeared at the sentencing by Zoom, took the witness stand during the trial. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former federal agent sentenced to 11 months in high-profile Waukesha County sexual assault case," 28 June 2020 There are some amusing callbacks to the character's mythos, among them Mason being told that nobody confesses on the witness stand -- one of several places where at least some familiarity with the source wouldn't hurt. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Perry Mason' gets a gritty new look on HBO, and a (mostly) favorable verdict," 19 June 2020 During one particularly brutal moment of the cross-examination, Savage suddenly vomited on the witness stand as the courtroom looked on. Anchorage Daily News, "Her attacker was stopped in the act and arrested, but this assault was only the beginning of her trauma," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of witness stand

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Witness stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witness%20stand. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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witness stand

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English Language Learners Definition of witness stand

US : 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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