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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 20 million. Jehovah's Witnesses
by the Governing
Body of Jehovah's Witnesses
, a group
in Warwick, New York,...
- various witnesses
of so-called "expert" witnesses
rose into more common practice
in the 1860s and 1870s. Bear Witness
- Beast overcomes
the two witnesses
them. For three
and a half days, the people
of the earth celebrate
the two witnesses
(who have tormented...
- and other publications
of Jehovah's Witnesses
, and at conventions
meetings. Jehovah's Witnesses teach
that the present world
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- The Eight Witnesses
The Eight Witnesses
were one of the two groups
who made statements stating
that they had seen the golden plates
- Witnesses endeavor
"separate from the world", which
as a place
of moral contamination
of Satan. Witnesses
- of twelve
Book of Mormon witnesses
, who also include Smith
and the Eight Witnesses
. The joint statement
of the Three Witnesses
—Oliver Cowdery, Martin
an expert witness
in a court setting
and provide opinionated evidence
on the facts
of other witnesses
was first introduced
- denominations. It is one of the doctrines
are best known. Jehovah's Witnesses
' literature teaches
that their refusal
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