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HOSTILE WITNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hostile witness mean? 

HOSTILE WITNESS (noun)
  The noun HOSTILE WITNESS has 1 sense:

1. a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party

  Familiarity information: HOSTILE WITNESS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOSTILE WITNESS (noun)


Sense 1hostile witness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

adverse witness; hostile witness

Context example:

a hostile witness can be asked leading questions and cross-examined

Hypernyms ("hostile witness" is a kind of...):

witness ((law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law)


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