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Adverse Witness

Definition of the noun adverse witness

What does adverse witness mean as a name of something?


  1. a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of adverse witness: hostile witness
    • more generic word: witness = a person who testifies under oath in a court of law

Alternative definition of the noun adverse witness


  1. [legal] A witness called on behalf of an adverse party.

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Google previewDictionary of Legal Terms, 5th edition

by Steven H. Gifis

ADVERSE WITNESS see witness [ADVERSE [HOSTILE] WITNESS]. ADVICE AND CONSENT term relating to the provision of the Constitution requiring the President to have approval (advice and consent) of twothirds of the Senate before ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Adverse witness. See WITNESS, ADVERSE. Adversus. Opposite to; against. Advertisement. Information by printing in a newspaper or posting. Advertisement, official.

Google previewNolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary (2009)

by Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Hill

adverse witness see: hostile witness advisory opinion an opinion by a court, administrative agency, or attorney general that does not resolve a dispute between parties but instead states the legal ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2009)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

See also ADVERSE WITNESS ; COMPELLABLEWITNESS ;HOSTILE WITNESS . witnessing part See DEED. witness's oath SeeOATH. witness summons1.In civil proceedings, adocument issued by the court underPart 34 ofthe *Civil ...

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

and the drive toward providing highquality care with accountability hostile witness Adverse witness, unfavourable witness A witness in a trial who testifies for the opposing party and is subject to crossexamination by the same party that called ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

are expected to increase in number given the financial pressures that place a premium on efficiency of care, and the drive toward providing highquality care with accountability hostile witness Adverse witness, unfavourable witness A witness ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

— compare AFFIANT, DEPONENT adverse witness : a witness who is called by or associated with an opposing party or who by statement, conduct, or other evidence (as of relationship) shows bias against or is injurious to the case of the ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary: Judicial dictionary (1903)

by Frederick Stroud, Elsie May Wheeler, John McDonald Burke

An “ Adverse Witness, " within ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

adverse witness A witness who gives evidence on a material that is prejudicial 0r unfavorable to the party that original called the witness. advice ...

Google previewA law dictionary for the use of students and the legal profession (1875)

by Archibald Brown

ADVERSE WITNESS. This is defined to be a witness whose mind discloses a bias hostile to the party examining him; it is not a witness whose evidence being honestly'given, is adverse to the case of the examinant. See titles Evrnnncn ...

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