There are 2 translations of witness in Spanish:

witness1

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪtnəs; ˈwɪtnɪs/

n

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 [Law/Derecho] testigo (masculine and feminine) to call sb as a witness citar a algn como testigo witness for the prosecution/defense testigo de cargo/de la defensa or de descargo (before noun/delante del nombre) witness stand o (British English/inglés británico) box estrado (masculine) 1.2 (to event) to be witness/a witness to sth ser* testigo de algo I was a witness to the incident yo fui testigo del incidente, yo presencié el incidente
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    • This normally takes the form of two witnesses to the crime or one witness and corroborating evidence, usually in the form of forensic evidence.
    • Police are appealing for any witnesses to the accident to contact them at Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    • I am appealing to any witnesses to the accident to come forward.
    1.3 (to contract, signature) testigo (masculine and feminine) I was a witness at his wedding fui testigo en su boda you'll need a witness to your signature necesitas a alguien que atestigüe tu firma to stand witness atestiguar*, testificar*
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    • To become a legal document, the will must be printed and signed with two witnesses present.
    • If you didn't use a lawyer, you could always retype the entire document and then sign it in the presence of two witnesses and a notary.
    • The document is signed by two witnesses, and has the standing of a legally binding agreement.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (testimony, evidence) to be witness to sth ser* testimonio or prueba de algo, atestiguar* algo to bear witness (in a court of law) atestiguar*, testificar* his manner bears witness to his guilt su actitud es prueba de su culpabilidad to bear false witness [Bible/Biblia] levantar falsos testimonios in witness whereof [formal] en fe de lo cual [formal]
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    • The evidence consisted of admissions, exhibits and the testimony of two police witnesses.
    • Although referred to by the witness Police Constable Fagin during the course of her testimony the print out was not produced in evidence before me.
    • The defense also subpoenaed several police officers as defense witnesses who evidently were not taken into account in making the first estimate.
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    • History is witness to the fact, however, that those who chose to migrate and remained aware of the price to be paid are the ones who made the process of migration a successful one.
    • There's nothing more uncomfortable than being witness to someone's issues.
    • History is witness to the fact that at that time also some extremists had incited local people to ignite the fire of riots.

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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

There are 2 translations of witness in Spanish:

witness2

vt

  • 1.1 (observe, see) [change/event] ser* testigo de; [crime/accident] presenciar, ser* testigo de, ver* this region is witnessing an unprecedented economic upturn esta región está viviendo una reactivación económica sin precedentes
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    • According to restaurant staff who witnessed the crime, there were at least six attackers, and they were dressed in police uniforms.
    • At the moment, we are even working with Interpol because one of our clients witnessed war crimes in Kosovar.
    • The girl managed to hide behind the refrigerator with her brother and witnessed the war crimes first-hand.
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    • In the end, however, the administration thought it would be an intriguing experience for students to witness the process of movie making up close and personal.
    • Several experimental observations witnessing the reliability of the structural model have already been reported.
    • We'd be able to watch that life growing and witness its development.
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    • Finally, this period witnessed an unprecedented growth of Japan's cities.
    • Indeed, the US economy witnessed unprecedented growth.
    • The post-Ranjit Singh period witnessed certain developments when attempts were made to revert to the Khalsa tradition.
    1.2 (authenticate) [Law/Derecho] [signature] atestiguar*; [will] atestiguar* la firma de 1.3 (testify) testificar*, atestiguar*

vi

  • 1.1 (testify) to witness to sth dar* fe de algo, atestiguar* algo 1.2 (consider) witness the winter of 1963 piensen en or recuerden el invierno de 1963 she is a very talented writer, as witness her 'Olivia' [formal] es una escritora de gran talento, tal como lo demuestra su 'Olivia'
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    • The signatures were forged by the defendant, who also signed the documents as having witnessed the signatures.
    • Ms Malone said she put her name as witnessing the documents that Mr Phelan handed to her.
    • Mr Boundy was asked to witness the document and ensure that it was dated, and to return the mortgage document to the Piccadilly branch.

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.