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character witness

a person who testifies as to the moral character and reputation of a litigant in a court of law or other legal proceeding.
Origin of character witness
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for character witness
  • 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.
  • Applicant testified as did one additional character witness.

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