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witness boxnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   UK (US witness stand)
the ​place in which a ​personstands in a ​lawcourt when they are being ​askedquestions: He ​showed no ​emotion as he ​walked into the ​witnessbox. She was ​asked to take the ​witnessbox and was then cross-examined.
(Definition of witness box from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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witness boxnoun [C]

uk   us   (US witness stand) LAW
the ​place in which a ​personstands in a ​court to answer ​questions: She ​spent over an hour in the ​witnessbox giving ​evidence. enter/​step down from the ​witnessbox The ​judgeasked him to take the ​witnessstand.
(Definition of witness box from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “witness box”
in Chinese (Simplified) 证人席…
in Turkish tanık yeri, tanık kürsüsü/sandalyesi…
in Russian место для дачи свидетельских показаний в суде…
in Chinese (Traditional) 證人席…
in Polish miejsce dla świadka…
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