Witness

  • 1 witness — wit·ness 1 n [Old English witnes knowledge, testimony, witness, from wit mind, sense, knowledge] 1 a: attestation of a fact or event in witness whereof the parties have executed this release b: evidence (as of the authenticity of a conveyance by… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 WITNESS — (Heb. עֵד, one that has personal knowledge of an event or a fact. The evidence of at least two witnesses was required for convicting the accused (Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; cf. I Kings 21:10, 13). Commercial transactions of importance took… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 3 Witness — Wit ness, n. [AS. witness, gewitnes, from witan to know. [root]133. See {Wit}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony. [1913 Webster] May we with . . . the witness of a good conscience, pursue him with any further… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Witness — • One who is present, bears testimony, furnishes evidence or proof Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Witness     Witness     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 Witness (cd) — Witness (album) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Witness (homonymie). Witness Album par Witness Sortie 1994 Enregistrement 1994 …

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  • 6 witness — [n] person who observes an event attestant, attestor, beholder, bystander, corroborator, deponent, eyewitness, gawker, looker on, observer, onlooker, proof, rubbernecker*, signatory, signer, spectator, testifier, testimony, viewer, watcher;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 Witness — Wit ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Witnessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Witnessing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of. [1913 Webster] This is but a faint sketch of the incalculable calamities and horrors we …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 witness — [wit′nis] n. [ME witnesse < OE (ge)witnes, witness, knowledge, testimony < witan, to know: see WISE1 & NESS] 1. an attesting of a fact, statement, etc.; evidence; testimony 2. a person who saw, or can give a firsthand account of, something… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 witness to — ˈwitness to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they witness to he/she/it witnesses to present participle witnessing to past tense witnessed to …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 Witness — Wit ness, v. i. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The men of Belial witnessed against him. 1 Kings xxi. 13. [1913 Webster] The witnessing of the truth was then so generally attended with this event… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Witness — Título Único testigo (España) Testigo en peligro (Hispanoamérica) Ficha técnica Dirección Peter Weir Producción Edward S. Feldman …

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  • 12 witness — ► NOUN 1) a person who sees an event take place. 2) a person giving sworn testimony to a court of law or the police. 3) a person who is present at the signing of a document and signs it themselves to confirm this. 4) (witness to) evidence or… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 witness — O.E. witnes attestation of fact, event, etc., from personal knowledge; also one who so testifies; originally knowledge, wit, formed from WIT (Cf. wit) (n.) + NESS (Cf. ness). Christian use (late 14c.) is as a literal translation of Gk. martys… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 witness — n *spectator, observer, beholder, looker on, onlooker, eyewitness, bystander, kibitzer witness vb *certify, attest, vouch Analogous words: subscribe (see ASSENT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 witness to — index bear (adduce) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 witness — I n. testimony 1) to bear witness to 2) false witness (to hear false witness) one who testifies 3) to produce a witness (the district attorney finally produced a credible witness) 4) to cross examine; examine, interrogate, question; interview a… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 Witness — For other uses, see Witness (disambiguation). Evidence …

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  • 18 witness — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 person who sees sth ADJECTIVE ▪ crucial (esp. BrE), key, material, vital (esp. BrE) ▪ As the last person to see her alive, he was a material witness in the case. ▪ independent …

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  • 19 witness — ▪ I. witness wit‧ness 1 [ˈwɪtns] noun [countable] LAW 1. someone in a court of law who tells the court what they saw or what they know about a crime: • The government s case rested on one key (= important …

    Financial and business terms

  • 20 witness — wit|ness1 W3S2 [ˈwıtnıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(crime/accident)¦ 2¦(in a court of law)¦ 3¦(signing a document)¦ 4 be witness to something 5¦(christian belief)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: witnes knowledge, account, witness , from wit; WIT] 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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