character witness

noun
a person who testifies as to the moral character and reputation of a litigant in a court of law or other legal proceeding.

Origin:
1950–55

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Example sentences
No judge shall testify voluntarily as a character witness.
Applicant's husband appeared as a character witness on her behalf.
In addition, any witness being called as a character witness should be so
  designated.
Peters called a final character witness to establish his reputation for
  truthfulness, and then rested his case.
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