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witness

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈwɪtnəs/ LAW
someone who gives information in a court of law about a particular person or event, usually when there has been a crime or an accident: witness for the defence/prosecution The key witness for the prosecution was given police protection.act as/appear as/be called as a witness Doctors confirmed that he was not fit to be called as a witness in the trial. The police are appealing for witnesses. a credible/material witness a witness account/statement
someone who signs an official document to prove that an event has happened or that someone is who they say they are: He signed the treaty in the presence of six witnesses.
→  See also expert witness
Translations of “witness”
in Korean 목격자…
in Arabic شاهِد…
in French témoin…
in Turkish tanık, şahit, şahitlik…
in Italian testimone…
in Chinese (Traditional) 看見, (尤指犯罪或事故的)目擊者, 見證人…
in Russian свидетель, очевидец…
in Polish świadek…
in Spanish testigo…
in Portuguese testemunha…
in German der Zeuge/die Zeugin…
in Catalan testimoni…
in Japanese 目撃者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看见, (尤指犯罪或事故的)目击者, 见证人…
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