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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.
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wit′ness stand`


n.
the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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References in classic literature ?
'That's the witness-box, my dear sir,' replied Perker, disinterring a quantity of papers from the blue bag, which Lowten had just deposited at his feet.
And when he had said a great deal to them on this point, he remembered that it was an insult to their understandings to make any remarks on what they must have felt so strongly without him, and therefore called Sampson Brass into the witness-box, straightway.
The letter was passed to him and pocketing it he turned to the witness-box. He was dressed exactly as on the day he left me even to the ulster over his arm.
She may look at him, but he can look at the table and keep that witness-box face of his from telling anything.
When toned down again, the unimpeachable patriot appeared in the witness-box.