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witness box Line breaks: wit|ness box
(North American witness stand)

Definition of witness box in English:

noun

Law
The place in a court from where a witness gives evidence.
Example sentences
  • They involve each claimant getting into the witness box and giving evidence as to what happened to them.
  • His evidence in the witness box that these references to a loan were ‘ironic’ cannot be accepted.
  • Yesterday, Hughes went into the witness box at Nottingham Crown Court to support his own not guilty plea.

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