character witness


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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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Anyone called to give evidence in a law court is expected to speak only from personal knowledge, either as a character witness or as someone who personally saw the event in question happen.
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Bono - real name Paul David Hewson - was speaking during a surprise ten-minute character witness appearance on the sixth day of Buck's trial at London's Isleworth Crown Court.
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A COUNCILLOR facing a racism charge after allegedly telling people not to vote for a German, revealed last night his character witness is a German.
One character witness, Jeffrey Jones, a store owner, had told the jury: 'As far as I am concerned Rhonda has always been a pillar of the community.
The great Eric Sykes was a character witness at Doddy's trial and the clip of his comments as he left the court was the only kernel of common sense in this clumsy programme.
Fischer was called as a character witness, testifying about their shared past in 1970s street clashes with police.
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The Toon boss has stood by Barton throughout the legal proceedings and was even a character witness at his trial.
Bono - real name Paul David Hewson - was speaking during a surprise 10-minute character witness appearance on the sixth day of Buck's trial at London's Isleworth crown court.