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Queen's evidencenoun [U]

uk   /ˌkwiːnz ˈev.ɪ.dəns/  us   /ˌkwiːnz ˈev.ə.dəns/ UK specialized
evidence from someone who has been accused of committing a crime, given against the people who were accused with them, in order to have their own punishment reduced
turn Queen's evidence
to give evidence against someone else in this way
(Definition of Queen's evidence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Queen's evidence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被控犯人提供的同犯的罪证…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被控犯人所提供共犯者的罪證…
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