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witness stand

n.
An enclosed, raised, or otherwise designated area in a courtroom, usually having a seat, from which a witness gives testimony.

wit′ness stand`


n.
the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
[1880–85, Amer.]

witness stand

A place, often raised or enclosed, in a court from which a witness gives testimony. In the United Kingdom this is called a witness box.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.witness stand - a box enclosure for a witness when testifyingwitness stand - a box enclosure for a witness when testifying
box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
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If counsel for the defense chose to let the statement stand so, he would not call him to the witness stand. Mr.
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I'll deny every word of it; and if I have to, I'll do it under oath on the witness stand."
"Are you aware of the solemnity of the oath you took to testify to nothing but the truth on this witness stand?" the Judge demanded.
I had to go along as a witness, and it was the most hateful task that I ever performed in my life when I testified on the witness stand to seeing Demetrios catch the two salmon Charley had captured him with.
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Sytat, in the witness stand, narrated what transpired on the morning on Nov.
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Yesterday the girl's mum took to the witness stand to give evidence.
bsac-850950-146763102-place As per sources made available to The Dependent, the Lordships will occupy the larger sofa set during the hearings while the witness stand occupied by Rao Anwaar will be a Chaise lounge chair.