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character witness

n. Law
A witness who is called on to testify to the nature of someone's character or reputation.
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Noun1.character witness - a witness who testifies under oath as to the good reputation of another person in the community where that person lives
witness - (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
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Cunningham appeals his sentence, contending that the district courts limitation on his presentation of character witness testimony at sentencing violated Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(i)(4)(A)(ii) and that the resulting sentence is substantively unreasonable.
by HELEN WILLIAM and GAVIN O'CALLAGHAN IRELAND and Ulster rugby captain Rory Best is to be a character witness for two team-mates.
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The president has no business acting as a character witness in a criminal case, for a man who was sacked as deputy Attorney-general, admitted to making false allegations against the Attorney-general and faces a host of criminal charges.
Defense lawyers presented Pemberton's mother, Lisa, a nurse, as their first witness and primary character witness, who was cross-examined by the prosecution for two hours, said lawyer Harry Roque Jr.
Meanwhile, there's trouble for Bob as no one will give him a good character witness and he has been locked up with a violent thug called Ged.
Brenda is concerned to later hear that her other half has met with an 'accident' behind bars, while Harriet is determined to track down Carly so she can act as a character witness - but is Bob's friendship with the ex-detective about to land him in even more trouble?
Another character witness, and fellow Health Ministry employee, claimed that "all the patients and hospital staff loved" the defendant.
According to the Mirror, the Oscar-winning screenwriter Black, who recently moved to London to spend more time with Olympic diver Tom, will be named as a character witness in a lawsuit by aspiring actor Michael Egan against the 48-year-old director.
Gary Neville, who has been present at Bolton Crown Court throughout the trial, which started on Monday, was called as a character witness for the defence.
Gary Neville, who has been at Bolton Crown Court throughout the trial, which started on Monday, was called as a character witness for the defence.
And Sinclair said: "I was not surprised to be named as a character witness.