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Privileged witnessesWitness Wit"ness, n. [AS. witness, gewitnes, from witan to
know. [root]133. See Wit, v. i.]
1. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
May we with . . . the witness of a good conscience,
pursue him with any further revenge? --Shak.
If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
--John v. 31.
2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.
Laban said to Jacob, . . . This heap be witness, and
this pillar be witness. --Gen. xxxi.
3. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise
has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an
earwitness. ``Thyself art witness I am betrothed.'
Upon my looking round, I was witness to appearances
which filled me with melancholy and regret. --R.
(a) One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before
a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed
in all essential facts.
(b) 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.
Privileged witnesses. (Law) See under Privileged.
With a witness, effectually; to a great degree; with great
force, so as to leave some mark as a testimony. [Colloq.]
This, I confess, is haste with a witness. --South. Privileged witnessesPrivileged Priv"i*leged, a.
Invested with a privilege; enjoying a peculiar right,
advantage, or immunity.
Privileged communication. (Law)
(a) A communication which can not be disclosed without the
consent of the party making it, -- such as those made by
a client to his legal adviser, or by persons to their
religious or medical advisers.
(b) A communication which does not expose the party making it
to indictment for libel, -- such as those made by persons
communicating confidentially with a government, persons
consulted confidentially as to the character of servants,
Privileged debts (Law), those to which a preference in
payment is given out of the estate of a deceased person,
or out of the estate of an insolvent. --Wharton.
Privileged witnesses (Law) witnesses who are not obliged to
testify as to certain things, as lawyers in relation to
their dealings with their clients, and officers of state
as to state secrets; also, by statute, clergymen and
physicans are placed in the same category, so far as
concerns information received by them professionally.
Meaning of Witnesses from wikipedia
of over 17 million. Jehovah's Witnesses
by the Governing
Body of Jehovah's Witnesses
, a group
in Warwick, New York,...
- a witness
who has knowledge about
a matter, whether
they have sensed
it or are testifying
on another witnesses
' behalf. In law a witness
2011-05-15. "The Witnesses
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2011-05-15. Stuart, Jan (January 22, 2008). "The Witnesses
- Jehovah's Witnesses
have been criticized
of the medical
, and commentators...
this time, God resurrects
the two witnesses
; their resurrection strikes
fear on everyone witnessing their
an expert witness
in a court setting
and provide opinionated evidence
on the facts
of other witnesses
was first introduced
- and other publications
of Jehovah's Witnesses
, and at conventions
meetings. Jehovah's Witnesses teach
that the present world
- of twelve
Book of Mormon witnesses
, who also include Smith
and the Eight Witnesses
. The joint statement
of the Three Witnesses
—Oliver Cowdery, Martin
of Justice. Most witnesses
by the United States Marshals
Service, while protection
of incarcerated witnesses
is the duty of the Federal...
- trial, usually
by police. While
may only require protection until
of a trial, some witnesses
with a new identity...
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