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 Eddie Vernon testified in 2014 that Cleveland police detectives pressured him to lie on the witness stand and identify the trio as Franks’ killers. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 29 June 2021 On the witness stand, current and former Altria executives have recounted how the company threw hundreds of millions of dollars at developing a vaping product, yet failed to come up with anything smokers liked. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, 21 June 2021 But what happens behind closed doors is not the same as what happens on the witness stand in court. Stuart Schrader, The New Republic, 27 May 2021 When facing some tough questioning from Gonzalez Rogers during his four-hour appearance on the witness stand Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook also conceded that allowing links within apps to other payment options would undercut the company's profits. Michael Liedtke, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 Berry's defense called a few witnesses before putting him on the witness stand. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 Minnella wanted to put four priests associated with Diocese of Bridgeport on the witness stand. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 2 June 2021 When facing some tough questioning from Gonzalez Rogers during his four-hour appearance on the witness stand Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook also conceded that allowing links within apps to other payment options would undercut the company's profits. Michael Liedtke, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 When facing some tough questioning from Gonzalez Rogers during his four-hour appearance on the witness stand Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook also conceded that allowing links within apps to other payment options would undercut the company’s profits. Michael Liedtke, Anchorage Daily News, 25 May 2021

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First Known Use of witness stand

1832, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2021

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“Witness stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witness%20stand. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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witness stand

noun

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

witness stand

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Legal Definition of witness stand

: stand

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