Translation for 'witness' from English to Russian
NOUN   a witness | witnesses
VERB   to witness | witnessed | witnessed
witnessing | witnesses
SYNO attestant | attestator | attestor | ...
быть свидетелемto witness
заверить [сов.]
to witness
свидетель {м}witness
понятой {м}
witness [during official search]
понятая {ж}
female witness [during official search]
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Usage Examples English
  • §123: A witness may refuse to answer questions leading to self-incrimination either for the witness itself, or for anyone related to the witness as described by §122.
  • requires the prosecutor to produce a verbatim statement or report made by a government witness or prospective government witness (other than the defendant), but only after the witness has testified.
  • A witness's testimony may be read in court if the witness is unavailable to attend.
  • The educating witness teaches the fact-finder (jury or, in a bench trial, judge) about the underlying scientific theory and instrument implementing theory.
  • A witness called on behalf of an adverse party is usually an adverse witness.

  • In the US, a party has the option of discrediting a witness through impeachment by cross-examining the witness about facts that reflect poorly on the witness's credibility or, in some cases, by introducing extrinsic evidence that reflects negatively on the witness's truthfulness or knowledge.
  • A defense attorney tries to prove the innocence of his client on a murder charge, despite witness after witness testifying against him.
  • Another witness described Brown on his hands and knees pleading for his life.
  • Regarding whether or not the accused is entitled to interview a State witness, the court held that there is no general right.
  • Haller's case hinges on the testimony of a witness whom he manoeuvres into taking the Fifth Amendment on the witness stand, thus creating a plausible alternate killer for the jury (making him both the fifth witness in sequence and the "Fifth" witness).

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