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A person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place
“This normally takes the form of two witnesses to the crime or one witness and corroborating evidence, usually in the form of forensic evidence.”
A person giving sworn testimony to a court of law or the police
“The said witness gave a statement to the police as well as testimony at trial.”
Evidence; proof
“Mr. Mason, the mysteriously wounded house guest, stood as witness to the fact that Bertha was still alive and living at Thoriifield.”
To see, be present at, or know at first hand
“By law, if three or more people witness a crime on the scale of murder, the one who committed the crime had no right to a fair trial.”
Testify; authenticate
“Every day provides plenty of opportunities to witness to the life of Christ in me and to die to myself so that I can care for others!”
To make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact
“I witnessed to the fact that I had seen them together that night.”
To see or gain knowledge of through experience
“… war changes anyone who has ever witnessed it first hand.”
“I hereby witness the signing of this document by the above named in my presence.”
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