witness protection program

noun
witness protection pro·​gram

Legal Definition of witness protection program

: a state or federal program designed to protect prosecution witnesses in serious criminal cases especially from bodily injury or tampering (as by providing aid in establishing a new identity in a new location)

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“Witness protection program.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/witness%20protection%20program. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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