\ɐtˈɛstɪŋ wˈɪtnəs], \ɐtˈɛstɪŋ wˈɪtnəs], \ɐ_t_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_ŋ w_ˈɪ_t_n_ə_s]\
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By Henry Campbell Black
The witness must be desired by the parties to attest it, for unless this be done, he will not be an attesting witness, although he may have seen the parties execute it. 3 Campb. 232. See Competent witness; Credible witness; Disinterested witness; Respectable witness; Subscribing witness; and Witness; Witness instrumentary; 5 Watts, 399; 3 Bin. 194.
By John Bouvier