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witness stand Syllabification: wit·ness stand
(British witness box)

Definition of witness stand in English:


The place in a court where a witness stands to give 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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