Meaning of “state's evidence” in the English Dictionary

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"state's evidence" in British English

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state's evidencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsteɪts ˈev.ɪ.dəns/ us /ˌsteɪts ˈev.ə.dəns/ US 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

(Definition of “state's evidence” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)