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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 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 previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

ADVERSE WITNESS see witness [ADVERSE [HOSTILE] WITNESS]. ADVICE AND CONSENT term relating to the provision of Art. II, Sec. 2, Cl. 2 of the Constitution requiring the President to have approval (advice and consent) of two -thirds of ...

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 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 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 dictionary of trade, commerce and navigation (1844)

The examinations are kept secret until publication passes, after which either party is allowed to except, by a plea called an exceptive allegation, to the credit of an adverse witness. When the cause is heard, the judge first peruses and carefully ...

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