Definitions of witness

  1. To bear testimony; to give evidence. With a witness, effectually; with great force.
  2. To see or know by personal experience; testify; attest; give evidence.
  3. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.
  4. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.
  5. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed.
  6. To look on at, so as to have personal knowledge; to have direct knowledge of; to testify to; to see.
  7. To have direct knowledge of: to see: to give testimony to.
  8. To have direct knowledge of; see; attest.
  9. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
  10. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
  11. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
  12. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.
  13. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like.
  14. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.
  15. To testify.
  16. To give evidence.
  17. be a witness to
  18. To see or know by personal presence; to attest; to give testimony to; to testify to something; to see the execution of an instrument, and subscribe it as witness of its authenticity; in the imperative, see, in evidence or proof.
  19. To see or know by personal presence; to attest; to give testimony to; to give evidence; impera. see, in evidence or proof- as, witness my hand.
  20. ( law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
  21. a close observer; someone who looks at something ( such as an exhibition of some kind); " the spectators applauded the performance"; " television viewers"; " sky watchers discovered a new star"
  22. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
  23. ( law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
  24. A person who testifies under oath at a deposition or trial, providing firsthand or expert evidence. In addition, the term also refers to someone who watches another person sign a document and then adds his name to confirm ( called " attesting") that the signature is genuine.
  25. Knowledge brought in proof: testimony of a fact: that which furnishes proof: one who sees or has personal knowledge of a thing: one who attests.
  26. Testimony; one who testifies; one who has direct knowledge of: one who attests.
  27. A person who has seen or known something; a spectator.
  28. One who or that which furnishes evidence or proof; attestation.
  29. Testimony; attestation of a fact or event; that which furnishes evidence or proof; a person who knows or sees anything; one personally present; one who sees the execution of an instrument and subscribes it, to confirm its authenticity by his testimony; one who gives testimony in a court of justice.
  30. Testimony; knowledge or matter adduced in proof; a person who sees or knows anything; one present; one who gives evidence; one who sees the execution of a will, a deed, or suchlike, and adhibits his name to it to confirm its authenticity.
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