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hostile witness

n
(Law) a witness who gives evidence against the party calling him
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Noun1.hostile witness - a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing partyhostile witness - a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party; "a hostile witness can be asked leading questions and cross-examined"
witness - (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
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The evidence is, also, derived from hostile witnesses, who in all other cases consider fertility and sterility as safe criterions of specific distinction.
Ruthlessly destroy the reputations of investigators and hostile witnesses.
However, Additional District and Sessions Judge Amjad Nazeer Chaudhary acquitted the accused due to hostile witnesses.
Managing challenges during an internal investigation, including hostile witnesses, attempts to tamper with documents related to the investigation, managing confidentiality and mitigating gossip
In the course of a semester, faculty went from being teachers to being mandatory reporters, while victims went from being drivers of the case to sometimes hostile witnesses.
The reason was simple: to use the FIR as a tool for forcing the youths to turn hostile witnesses in another murder case for which Mukhtar is in jail.
Everyone thinks of them as terrible, terrifying raiders from the North who killed and plundered without conscience- that picture of them was painted by hostile witnesses," Hirst revealed.
Appropriately, the interrogation of these hostile witnesses by America's representative powers (a new, and steadily escalating, global threat) is presented atop bloodred grounds.