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witness

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈwɪtnəs/
COURT someone in a court of law who says what they have seen and what they know about a crime: The witness was called to the stand.People appearing in court
SEE B2 someone who sees an accident or crime: Police are appealing for witnesses to the shooting.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveCrime - general wordsAudiences and spectators
DOCUMENT someone who signs their name on an official document to say that they were present when someone else signed itOfficial documentsSigning and signatures
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