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character witness

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Definition of character witness in English:

noun

A person who attests to another’s good reputation in a court of law.
Example sentences
  • He testified as a character witness at Thursday's sentencing hearing.
  • She added said: ‘The police were helpful but said the only way we could sort it out was with a character witness.’
  • I would serve as a character witness for him any day.

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