Definition of Witness:
Person who observes (witnesses) the signing (execution) of a legal document (instrument) and verifies its authenticity by putting his or her signatures on it. Certain legal instruments (such as deeds and wills) are valid only if properly witnessed by one or more competent witnesses.
Have knowledge of (an event or change) from personal observation or experience.
(of a person) openly profess ones religious faith.
A member of the Jehovahs Witnesses.
A person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place.
See (an event, typically a crime or accident) take place.
Person who is called upon by the either side in a court case to testify or give evidence, and whose associated expenses are paid by the calling party. Such testimony or evidence may be given (1) orally in presence of a judge, (2) in the form of a sworn statement (affidavit), (3) via a live closed-circuit television, or (4) as a pre-recorded video. Pre-recorded audio is only rarely admitted as evidence. During the court proceedings the witness is questioned first by the party who called him or her, to establish facts pertaining to the case (called direct examination). Then the opposing party questions the witness (called cross examination) on the matters raised in direct examination. The party which called the witness may question the witness again (called re-direct examination) on matters raised in cross examination and, thereafter, the opposing party too may question the witness (called re-cross examination) on matters raised in re-direct examination. Any person who refuses to attend a court when called as a witness, or refuses to answer a question during court proceedings is in contempt of court except where the question is overruled by the judge, or the answer may incriminate the witness.
Synonyms of Witness
See, Observe, Watch, Look on at, Be a witness to, View, Note, Notice, Spot, TV-viewer, Accessory, Acknowledge, Admission, Adviser, Affidavit, Affirm, Affirmation, Allegation, Allege, Announce, Announcer, Annunciator, Appear, Argue, Assertion, Asseverate, Asseveration, Assister, Attend, Attest, Attestant, Attestation, Attestator, Attester, Authority, Authorization, Aver, Averment, Avouch, Avouchment, Avow, Avowal, Be at, Be present at, Bear witness, Behold, Beholder, Bespeak, Betoken, Bill of health, Bird-watcher, Bystander, Catch, Catch sight of, Certificate, Certificate of proficiency, Certification, Certify, Channel, Clap eyes on, Cojuror, Come to, Communicant, Communicator, Compurgation, Compurgator, Confirmation, Credential, Declaration, Defendant, Depone, Deponent, Depose, Deposition, Descry, Diploma, Discern, Disclose, Disclosure, Discover, Distinguish, Do, Drugstore cowboy, Earwitness, Endorse, Enlightener, Espy, Evidence, Examinant, Examinate, Examinee, Expert witness, Eyewitness, Gaper, Gazer, Gazer-on, Girl-watcher, Give evidence, Glimpse, Go to, Goggler, Gossipmonger, Grapevine, Have in sight, Informant, Information center, Information medium, Informer, Instrument in proof, Interviewee, Ken, Kibitzer, Lay eyes on, Legal evidence, Litigant, Litigationist, Litigator, Look on, Look upon, Looker, Looker-on, Make out, Monitor, Mouthpiece, Navicert, Newsmonger, Notarized statement, Note, Notice, Notifier, Observe, Observer, Ogler, Onlooker, Panel, Parties litigant, Party, Passerby, Perceive, Perceiver, Percipient, Pick out, Plaintiff, Press, Profession, Proof, Public relations officer, Publisher, Questionee, Quizzee, Radio, Recognize, Reporter, See, Seer, Sheepskin, Show up, Sidewalk superintendent, Sight, Sit in, Source, Spectator, Spectatress, Spectatrix, Spokesman, Spot, Spy, Statement, Subject, Subscribe, Suitor, Swear, Swearer, Sworn evidence, Sworn statement, Sworn testimony, Take in, Televiewer, Television, Television-viewer, Teller, Testament, Testamur, Testifier, Testify, Testimonial, Testimonium, Testimony, Ticket, Tipster, Tout, Turn up, Twig, Video-gazer, View, Viewer, Visa, Vise, Visit, Vouch, Voucher, Warrant, Warranty, Watch, Watcher, Word, Evidence, Indication, Proof, Testimony, Observer, Onlooker, Looker-on, Eyewitness, Spectator, Viewer, Watcher
How to use Witness in a sentence?
- There were no witness es to the tragic fire that resulted in our warehouse being burnt down. Fortunately our insurance covered our losses.
- I saw the man kill the woman and I knew that nobody else had seen the terrible crime and that made me the only witness .
- What we are witnessing is the birth of a new political entity.
- Our duty is to witness to God.
- I havent been one for some time. That doesnt mean, though, that Im not a witness of Jehovah.
- In the courtroom the judge called to the stand the top witness who would decide this case for better, or for worse.
- The memorial service was witness to the wide circle of his interest.
- A bartender who witnessed the murder.
- Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident.
Meaning of Witness & Witness Definition