witness stand
Etymology: 1800–10

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • witness box — UK US noun [C] (US witness stand) LAW ► the place in which a person stands in a court to answer questions: »She spent over an hour in the witness box giving evidence. » enter/step down from the witness box »The judge asked him to take the witness …   Financial and business terms

  • witness box — BrE witness stand AmE n the place in a court of law where a witness stands to answer questions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • witness box — (N. Amer. witness stand) ► NOUN Law ▪ the place in a court where a witness stands to give evidence …   English terms dictionary

  • witness box — index stand (witness place in court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • witness box — witness ,box noun count BRITISH WITNESS STAND …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • witness box — noun a box enclosure for a witness when testifying • Syn: ↑witness stand • Hypernyms: ↑box • Part Holonyms: ↑court, ↑courtroom * * * witness box or (US) wit …   Useful english dictionary

  • witness box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms witness box : singular witness box plural witness boxes legal British the place in a court of law where the witness stands or sits while answering questions …   English dictionary

  • Witness box — A witness box is part of a court room. It is the section of the room set aside for witnesses to stand or sit in while giving their testimony or presenting evidence. In U.S. English, it is known as the witness stand or merely the… …   Wikipedia

  • witness box — n. (BE) to go into the witness box * * * [ wɪtnɪsbɒks] (BE) to go into the witness box …   Combinatory dictionary

  • witness-box — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun chiefly Britain : an enclosure in which a witness sits or stands while testifying in court entered the witness box Contemporary Review * * * /wit nis boks /, n. Chiefly Brit. See witness stand. [1800 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • witness box — noun A witness stand in a courtroom. The same dingy court room, ; the royal arms above it [the bench] and the little witness box to one side, where so many honest poor people are bullied …   Wiktionary

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