witness stand
noun Date: 1853 a stand or an enclosure from which a witness gives evidence in a court

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  • witness stand — n: stand Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. witness stand …   Law dictionary

  • witness stand — UK US noun [C] US LAW ► WITNESS BOX(Cf. ↑witness box) …   Financial and business terms

  • witness stand — ☆ witness stand n. n. the place from which a witness gives his testimony in a law court: also Brit. witness box n …   English World dictionary

  • witness stand — witness ,stand noun count AMERICAN the place in a court of law where the WITNESS stands or sits when they are answering questions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • witness stand — noun a box enclosure for a witness when testifying • Syn: ↑witness box • Hypernyms: ↑box • Part Holonyms: ↑court, ↑courtroom * * * noun, pl ⋯ stands [count] US : the place in a court of law where a wit …   Useful english dictionary

  • witness stand — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms witness stand : singular witness stand plural witness stands legal American a witness box …   English dictionary

  • witness stand — n. (AE) to take the witness stand * * * (AE) to take the witness stand …   Combinatory dictionary

  • witness stand — N SING: the N The witness stand is the same as the witness box. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • witness stand — the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court. Also called, esp. Brit., witness box. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • witness stand — noun An enclosed area in a courtroom where witnesses give their evidence. Syn: witness box …   Wiktionary

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