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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
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A witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party
Nouns denoting people
adverse witness; hostile witness
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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